Friday, June 12, 2009

So Long Old Friend by Chip Py

I bought this TV in 1986 at the Peoples Drug Store on Old Georgetown Road for $129.00. It was a wedding gift to my sister. For the last ten years, it has been my basement TV. Something to turn on while I painted furniture, strung up my fishin' poles or any other basement project. It has no remote, the channels are changed with a knob, and it gets UHF! (that round thing on top is a UHF Antennae) I have chosen not to buy it a conversion box because it just doesn't seem right.

I will miss my basement TV. It will probably sit in my basement for a few more years until I take it to the dump. Or perhaps, like LPs, I could wait for the analog TV comeback! That High Def is probably just a fad. One day my TV will be retro cool, and I'll be cutting edge!!


  1. Tube Head Hull1:39 PM

    aw, this is so poignant... we did, however, get a box for Bob's old "porch TV" -- he couldn't bear to be without it...
    So, we have an old small Sony with the built in rabbit ears -- its receiver went dead years ago, so it's hooked up to an old VCR -- and now has a little converter box -- it's like an old pet at this point, we just keep it going...
    Yesterday, I was astounded to discover that we're now getting 10 MHz channels instead of 5! Holy crap -- even a Vietnamese station!

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  3. I thoroughly agree, it is not nearly as interesting these days.
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