Have had my first view of television and believe me, it is even more thrilling than the anticipation, which was considerable…

What solid comfort to sit at ease and watch news flashes, right up to the second, travelogues, wedding of an English Earl, dancers, comedians, plays, and even a professional boxing match. Certainly something to please varied tastes and yet video is still in its infancy!…

The radio did much towards educating people and bringing near the far-off places. Now one will be able to travel by television; see the wonders of the world without the colossal expense and time usually involved in actual participation. Certainly a marvellous age in which to be living!

So wrote Florrie Sexsmith, a Deseronto resident, in her weekly ‘Food Fancies’ column in the Deseronto Post newspaper. This particular column was published on October 12, 1949. A compilation of Florrie’s columns has recently been donated to the archives (Accession 2009.24).

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