If you were a child in the late 1950’s, you can’t help but recognize it.
This is something I used to stare at every Saturday morning from about 6 o’clock a.m. until maybe 8 o’clock.
I hated this thing with a passion, but I also loved it, because I knew it preceded my favorite activity of the week and staring at it was just a way to pass the time.
It seemed like an eternity, but if I stared at this thing long enough, magical beings in the form of “Howdy Doody”, “Captain Kangaroo”, “Hopalong Cassidy”, “Roy Rogers” and a whole host of other wonderful characters would appear right there in the room with me!
So, while my parents were wasting their time sleeping in on Saturday morning … while my siblings were munching on corn flakes … I was using my time productively.
I was getting ready for action!
I was preparing to be entertained!
I was busy watching the “Test Pattern” …