The Deluded Diva

Triggers for boomer memories

test pattern

Do you recognize the diagram above?  If you’re over the age of 55, I bet you do.  Of course, it’s what we watched on television late at night or early in the morning before 24-hour programming was introduced.   I think we called it a “test pattern” and it got more air time than the precious few TV programs that were produced in “the good ole days.”

The older I get, the fonder I become of remembering those days – before the horrors or terrorism and political correctness invaded our lives.

  1. I know, I know.  We had polio. The Russians, and iron lungs to worry about, but at least we weren’t slammed with it 24 hours a day on cable news and instant access online “newspapers” which can now update stories at a moments notice.

.I found an old ice tray like the one above at The Trading post the other day.  I couldn’t resist purchasing it for at least 10 times what it cost in 1955.  I’m also in the market for an old ringer washing machine like my mother used when I was a toddler.  I plan to put it on my lawn as a container for my impatiens.   Can’t you just see them spilling over the side, and my neighbors whispering about starting a  petition outlawing some of the junk which finds it way into my garden.

I call this “historic preservation” and think I should be applauded!.

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