Posted on June 15th, 2008
One of the joys of growing up was staying home from school and watching afternoon TV with Mom. For me this was the case no matter the reason I was out of school or for how long. I must admit that sometimes I would just need a day off and would feign illness (like the “berri-berri disease” i.e., “I’m berri berri sick and I don’t want to go to school today” disease).
In the 1950s afternoon TV was made up of soap operas (some like “General Hospital” are still on the air), cheapy game shows like “Queen for a Day,” Liberace’s daily show, and lots of old black and white movies from the 1930s and 1940s.