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Guess the item…..



Do you know what this is?
If you do, you are about my age, if not,
I’ll tell you next week.

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Blogger Marissa said…

No idea. Some sort of board game?
January 18, 2010 3:17 AM

Blogger Blondie said…

::waving hand:: I know, I know! Used to see it late at night–or early in the morning.
January 19, 2010 2:36 PM

Blogger The Retired One said…

Test pattern on the TV when it was off the air, I think!?
January 20, 2010 1:18 PM

OpenID thesouthernlady64 said…

I have no idea unless they were weather dials on the old t.v. weather stations.
January 20, 2010 1:22 PM

Blogger Zoe said…

What is it?

Freedom Debt Relief Scam
January 22, 2010 6:00 AM

Blogger Grannyann said…

OK there were two of you who must be near my age.

The Indian Head Test Pattern became familiar to the large post-war Baby Boom TV audiences in America from 1947 onwards; it would often follow the formal television station sign-off after the United States national anthem. The Indian Head pattern could variously be seen: after sign-off but while the station was still transmitting; while transmitting prior to a typical 6 AM formal sign-on. During the late 1950s the test pattern gradually began to be seen less frequently, after fewer sign-offs, on fewer stations, and for shorter periods in the morning, since new and improved TV broadcast equipment required less adjusting.

Thanks for guessing.
January 22, 2010 6:47 PM

I Bet You Didn’t Know…..

that the “Geronimo” was an automobile made right here in Enid, OK.

Geronimo cars (1917) were only produced for a short time because after the plant burned, no one bothered to rebuild.


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3 Comments:

Blogger joe said…

Never heard of the Geronimo…
May 27, 2009 5:07 PM

Anonymous grannyann said…

You have now!
May 27, 2009 7:24 PM

Anonymous grannyann said…

This is the only Geronimo car still out there.
May 28, 2009 10:18 AM