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I saw a kid on the train today with a Daniel Boone hat. Go figure that. What’s old is new.

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1 Yankee Mama   ~  Jan 3, 2012 9:15 am

What's the difference between a Daniel Boone hat and a Davy Crockett hat? I had one growing up in the '60s. It belonged to my brother who grew up in the '50s. I played make-believe with that hat for hours. Of course, as a kid, I didn't have x-box, playstation 3, wii, or my particular form of crack, the iPad, to amuse me.

I did, however have a small black and white tv that I had to hit with regularity to get any reception. That was an energy suck. Loved it. The novelty that tv was, at the time.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Jan 3, 2012 10:03 am

That's a good question. A quick google image search shows they are pretty much the same but the Davey Crockett is more boxy.

We had a 13" Sony Trinitron forever. I remember putting tin ferl on the end of the rabbit ears but it only helped the reception if you stayed there and pressed the ferl. I should have gotten clamps but never thought of it at the time.

3 Branco   ~  Jan 3, 2012 3:09 pm

My family had a 13" TV when I was a kid. I remember I once accidentally bumped it off the stand and knocked the tube out of alignment.

Whenever my friends came over, they would wonder why Mario ran downhill.

4 Yankee Mama   ~  Jan 3, 2012 3:31 pm

[2] Thanks for the important research on hat types.

We were all jury-riggers back then, out of necessity.

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