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Charlie at Pasty Central (Chopper) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 07:43 am:

In today's 14-year slideshow, which year has yellow gloves?

By Jim (Jhattica) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 07:46 am:

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By Diana P. (Diana) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 07:46 am:

That would be 2000, the Polar Bear dive! Brrr!!
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By Marianne Y (Marianne) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 07:46 am:

Good Morning. 2000 has yellow gloves in the Polar Bear Dive.
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A three-way tie this morning


Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 07:49 am:

Kay...check your facebook page! :)

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 07:53 am:

Good morning!!

I love the puffed out pine grosbeak!! So pretty! The rest of the pictures are great too, but every time I see a picture of the polar bear dive, I just get chills, lol!! Good for them!!

Have a great day!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 08:52 am:

Not a good day to be in the tropics; severe storms, heavy rains, and tornadoes are all just west of here and slowly creeping in this direction. Will definitely have to keep an eye to the skies today....

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 09:01 am:

Congratulations, Jim, Diana, and Marianne!
Capt. Paul, hope you and Dr. Nat have a safe and uneventful day. Those 'tropical' storms can get mean!

By bill d-howellmi (Billdolkey) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 09:13 am:

amazing they even heard television was coming in 1939

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 10:01 am:

That's what they said Capt, on the weather report this morning. My employer is in Austin today...sounds rough.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 10:20 am:

I know, here's one of those stories of 'when I was a child', family (mama, daddy and 4 sisters) would sit around the radio (like the "Waltons") and listen every evening. And even as a child, having seen movies at the theater, I would 'imagine' a small screen on the radio showing the performers doing their programs, and I hadn't even heard of the word 'television'. I also had 4 aunts who sang harmony on The Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville on Sat. night and I thought they had to climb up to the top of the WMS radio tower to sing. The imaginations of childhood!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 10:30 am:

The storm front just passed (and yes, this was rotating as it passed; no tornado though....):


By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 11:09 am:

That's very good news, Capt. Paul!!
I meant to comment on the review....I love the goat pic.:>

By Jim (Jhattica) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 11:19 am:

Television came in in the late 1920's. The Berlin
Olympics in 1936 were carried locally in Germany.
The advent of WWII stopped all production of
consumer products of this nature. In the late
1940's TV stations started to appear in major US
cities, but the government didn't know how to police
them so put a lot of restrictions on the
service.Channel 6 in Marquette came on in the
mid/late 1950's

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 04:18 pm:

Jim, I wasn't around in the '20s, thankfully, but the period I wrote about was in the late '30s and early '40s. My daddy bought our first TV in 1950 or '51, can't remember which, but an aunt had the first TV in the family and we would go to her house to 'watch' the 'test pattern' which was only on for about 15 minutes. Boy, did we live quiet lives back then, compared to now.:)

By Hollidays (Hollybranches) on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 04:58 pm:

I can remember our first "television". It must have been in the early fifties. Us kids used to sit in front of it just watching the "snow" until the programs started at 5:00pm. We were mesmerized. Loved the Gene Autry show, the Lone Ranger and Rin, Tin, Tin. It was the beginning of radio with pictures. The screen must have been 4"x4". Now look what we have. The new electronics have been trying to keep us inside. Not me, been snowshoeing since we got the "cool whip" looking snow. I still miss those good old days.

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