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Raised on Radio – 1942

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Spring 1942. Provincetown, Massachusetts. "Family of a Portuguese dory fisher­man." Photo by John Collier for the Office of War Information.

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Thank you, Elinore, for the name of the show "Fibber Magee and Molly". I like NPR also...they have such good programs.
-Merrie

This brought back a lot of memories for me, too. I still love radio, but listen mainly to NPR. My favorite shows were The Shadow, Inner Sanctum, and Fibber Magee and Molly - the show with the overfull closet. Thanks edcotton for sharing this fun puzzle. It's a great photo. Elinore

edcotton

Hi Merrie, I am so glad this puzzle brought back such wonderful memories. That is what I love about the old pictures; they are 'worth a thousand words' and you shared a part of the thousand words you had in your head.

Great photo/puzzle, Ed. There are many memories for me in this one...my Nana had chairs just like those...even in the 60's, radio was entertainment for our family...one station would have a half-hour program that cycled through things like The Shadow (who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?? The Shadow Knows!) : Inner Sanctum (I think) with the eerie squeeky door sound; other mysteries and comedy programs (the one with the closet door opening and everything falling out...can't remember the name of it). We had a radio in one part of the barn and I would linger there during feeding until the station break then rush through the feeding on the other side of the barn so I could get back to hear the end of the story. Thankfully it was only on at night Mon-Fri or the one side of the barn would never get cleaned...ha ha ha. Oh, such lovely memories!
Thanks for letting me ramble.
-Merrie

How else were we to get the news in those days. Oh for our memories....