I think even a 1950’s House should be done to help my kids realize how tough it was for us growing up.
Only 3 channels available on a black and white tv. If you wanted to change channels or adjust the volume (not to mention the horizontal) you had to get up and walk across the room. Maybe have dad go up on the roof to adjust the antenna while mom shouts, "No…no… there! Wait, go back… you had it! No… no…)
The whole family has to watch the same thing as you only had 1 tv. The Garry Moore show being a highlight of your parents’ choices.
Finally something exciting comes on… Sea Hunt with Lloyd Bridges exploring the fascinating gray undersea world.
Watching test patterns come on for the night around 10 or 11pm.
Running the laundry through the wringer before taking it out to the yard to hang up on the line. Then running out to take it all down in a hurry when it starts to rain.
Perhaps, forgetting to leave a note for the milk man on Friday to leave extra milk on Saturday. Then on Sunday you realize you don’t have enough, but no stores are open because of Blue Laws.
Waiting for an important call on the telephone while one of the neighbors is tying up the party line.
Playing records… the only ones being your parents 78’s, until they finally tell you they’ve heard enough Spike Jones. You already know every song in Oklahoma by heart.
Reading “Dick And Jane” for your homework.
Getting excited about September when the new car models come out. And they did look different year to year.
The interactive toys being Tinkertoys and Erector sets.
Oh, I’m sure there’s so much more to tell.