The title refers to the photo of a six-year-old me proudly showing off the gap left by the loss of my two front teeth. I created this page for the April Childhood Challenge, where one of the topics is “Firsts”
This photo, taken by my father, brings back such wonderful memories of our living room as it was then. That’s a cherry drop-leaf table in front of the window facing the side of the house. Next to it, you can see the arm of the smaller sofa; the larger one is against the other wall. They were upholstered in a velvety fabric; one in rose, the other in a soft teal. In the corner, you can see our radio: A Zenith in a gorgeous wood cabinet. Back then, there was AM and there was shortwave, and we had both, hence that complex looking dial. The antenna, located in the bottom, was incredible. I lived in Western New York, so of course, we could pick Rochester and Buffalo (WKBW was the best during my teen years!) and Canada, but we could usually pick up the stronger stations from New York City (think WABC and WMCA, both Top 40 stations at the time). In the summer, we could pick up WLS out of Chicago at night and it came in as clear as a bell. And the speaker was even more awesome. When the volume was turned up full blast, the windows literally shook. (This was only tried when my parents weren’t home, of course.)
A big “thank you” to SGoetter for reminding me that I’ve been neglecting my “Loops” punch….
This is a lift of a lift; for details, please visit my blog http://www.scrappymusings.com/2018/04/a-couple-of-firsts.html