When I was growing up in Knightsen, we had some positives and some negatives about the country life. We could keep chickens, turkeys, rabbits and a cow early in the 1930’s, but the negatives outweighed the positives as far as I was concerned.
We had no bus line, taxi service unheard of, and barely had a telephone by 1952. The movies were 5 miles away, the drive in at Bridgehead where the K Mart squats now was late night in the summer and freezing in the winter.
For entertainment in our house we had a second hand table radio with a mon- aural record player, books to read, and musical instruments to play. The table radio was a step up from the old hand cranked Victrola which only had 78 RPM speed.
I never enjoyed watching television at home because our family budget did not provide for that much entertainment. We had an 8mm home movie camera to record family trips and the building of our mountain log cabin.
The television came later to please my stepmother and to ease the pain of my younger brother dying of leukemia.