Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Changes In My Life Over The Years
Does anyone remember the "old" console T.V.'s? My first memory of these go back to the early 1960's. I was young...single digits in years when we had gotten our first set.. I remember my mother saying they had gotten their first set when she was in high school, which was the late 50's. They were one of the first houses on their block to have one. The sets back then were not cheap and only came in black and white. Our first set was kinda like the picture below.
Yes,our set looked something like that. I know, archaic looking. If you fast forward 10 years, that is when the T.V. consoles were available. We had moved to New Jersey and found we were Television fanatics, so we upgraded. My Dad had purchased a console. Now, a console was a set built into a cabinet type thing, eliminating the need for a stand. They were big, bulky and extremely heavy. I remember it took two people to move it.
In the early 80's, We moved to Pennsylvania to live with my Grandmother. She had a 19 inch T.V. set on a stand. The stands were very practicle. They had wheels, which made it very easy to move. This was very common every home had one . They were now affordable but not cheap. The old console being phased out. The sets of the 80's were lighter, could be picked up by one person and moved when needed.
When I got married in 2000, we bought a flat screen. These required a stand . My old stand would not match it. So, We bought one just like the picture below. It was perfect and could hold our VCR and DVR, too.
All opinions expressed in the post are my own.
~1st picture courtesy of Wikipedia
2nd picture courtesy of Tesco direct