LBJ Visit Day: Mom & Anthony Parlor TV room 1966 60s * 1301 - 57st Brooklyn NYC
Frances [Mom] and Anthony [me] in 1966 Brooklyn. Mom has a bandage on her leg and hand because she and I were on our corner watching Lyndon B. Johnson's motorcade pass by. The motorcycles were first and she did not get out of the way in time. One of them threw her aside: the exhaust pipe nicked her leg and the handle bar smashed into her hand. Nobody stopped. I helped Mom off the ground. They started from the low end of 13th ave Boro Park, through part of Bensonhurst and into Bay Ridge. There was a recent article in The Home Reporter about this being 45 years ago since LBJ's visit. I have pix of Ford - a secret sevice guy yanked me off a pedestrian traffic sign. We have no luck! Note the BIG Zenith B&W television, 50s flooring and wallpaper, the wooden blinds from the 40s. Vintage Interior. In the early 70s we place an ugly drop ceiling up that made the room look small. No, I should say less large. We only still have that mirror in storage. Photo was taken using a Brownie with a flashbulb mixed with sunlight causing those light stripes across Mom's face. We got a COLOR Magnavox in 1966. Imagine: New Star Trek episodes in color as they came out on Sunday early evening! Barbra Eden looked nice in color too. ;-) Are YOU old enough to remember the TV Repairman visits with his big tube box and testers? Any comments or questions? Almost forgot: In one of the photos in this series I am playing "President of the United States [POTUS] in a little cardboard chair I made. Too cute..what a swell head! PS: I had started to take photos with the same Kodak Brownie camera at this time.
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