TV Fork

February 27, 2021  •  1 Comment

Today as I was going through some of my moms kitchen stuff I came across something that immediately took me back to my childhood. It reminded me of something that happened years ago which made me smile

Let me 1st take you back to a time before computers and remote controls.  When most televisions were considered furniture and took four strong men to move into place.  There were not many options available basically a choice between Black and White or color.  My family had a color console that took up about 4ft of wall space but only had a 24 inch screen, no remote, We actually had to get up to change the station.  However we did have dolby sound which was super cool in the day.

Anyways my parents probably would have described me a  perfect child......until I wasn't.   I had a temper and my sisters and cousins would tease me for fun to see if they could make me blow 

Well one summer morning my older sister did just that, we fought over cartoons and in a fit of rage I pulled the gigantic TV onto its face.  I knew as soon as it happened I was in big trouble.  My parents ran into the room to see what all the commotion was about.  I was sent to my room immediately as my dad got the neighbor to help him right the TV Console.

To my relief the TV still worked but the tuning nob was broken into a million pieces. No amount of glue could have fixed it.  Somehow it was decided that a dinner fork would work great to turn the dial and find our favorite stations.  Sometimes these TV Forks would make their way back into dinner rotation and my sister was always the one to get it....karma is a bitch as they say:-) 

We never got a replacement nob for the TV and we had it most of my childhood.   Years later I asked my dad why he didn't just order a new nob and his answer was this...well Robbie it was a reminder for you to know how powerful your temper can be and to keep it in check, and also it was a warning for your sisters to not fuck with you...

My dad was a very wise man!

 

Vintage TV Forkcirca 1971


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