Friday, March 30, 2012

Looking at Children's Television Shows in the 1960s--Captain Kangaroo

As an elementary school-aged child in the 1960s, I enjoyed watching many television shows such as Captain Kangaroo (1955 - 1984). After watching videos, I am impressed by the big-entertainment value some of these shows had with the primitive technology available then. One of my favorite characters on this show was Mr. Green Jeans (although he's not on this particular clip). So here for your pleasure and reminiscence is a look at Captain Kangaroo--

Here's a look at Mr. Green Jeans--

It is important to remember that even though we knew Mr. Green Jeans wore green denim clothing, the early shows were broadcast in black and white and even when the shows were eventually broadcast in color, many homes did not have colored television sets.

Hope you enjoyed...

Friday, March 16, 2012

Happy St. Paddy's Day

Here's a look at St. Patrick and separates the true from myth. Remember to wear the green today. Enjoy...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

1940's US Census

In 19 days, on April 2nd, the US Census will be available to the public for FREE!!! Go to this page for more information. This will be a beneficial resource to anyone researching their genealogy. For me, this will be the first census I will be able to find my parents in.

There is also a call for volunteers to help in indexing the census.