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Dad took me with him to the Texas State Fair in Dallas for the very first time.
COLOR TV1He was always looking for new foods to try out for his restaurant. He let me be his taste tester. 
COLOR TV2 COLOR TV3We went inside a big tent where there was a long row of televisions, and a huge crowd lined up in front of them watching the World Series.
COLOR TV4In COLOR!
COLOR TV5The grass was green. The sky was blue. The ballplayers’ faces were pink. It was astonishing! I wanted to stay and watch all afternoon, but Dad wouldn’t let me.
COLOR TV6We’d only just gotten our own TV at home, but it was nothing like THIS! Ours only showed things in dull shades of gray.

One of our neighbors had a plastic sheet you could stick to the screen, with a band of sky blue at the top, flesh pink in the middle and grass green on the bottom.
COLOR TV7 If you were watching just the right outdoor scene it could make your TV look like it was color. Mom and Dad said it was a waste of money.
COLOR TV8Now even my favorite shows seemed dull.
COLOR TV9Why couldn’t we have a TV that was as colorful as the comic books I loved? Because there were hardly any shows in color yet, Dad said, and anyway, the TVs were way too expensive.
COLOR TV10What if I stopped buying comic books and saved all my allowance every week?

Then one day one of Mom’s favorite shows announced that it was going to broadcast something in color! 
COLOR TV11I convinced myself that we would be able to see it on our set. No, Mom said, we’d need to have a color TV. But I was certain she was wrong. Okay, Mom said, watch and see for yourself.
COLOR TV12Mom was right. 
COLOR TV13I turned the TV off and found something colorful to read.

Sputnik4

Sputnik

Twinkle twinkle little Sputnik
Lights14

Lights in the Sky

Space aliens! ! Maybe it was an invasion!

I'm done telling this story, but the site will live on. Check out my (mostly satirical) commentary about the election and other matters at EdSteinInk.com! -- Ed

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