Staying home sick from school in the 60’s was a treat. I got the couch, a real pillow, a handmade afghan in shades of gold, brown, and orange. I got my soup, drinks, and medicine brought to my side and placed on a collapsible TV tray table. My mom would check my forehead for signs of fever, and oh the tang of St. Joseph’s children’s aspirin !
But the best part was daytime TV, limited as it was with only 3 channels. The pre-cable selections amounted to Lucille Ball and Dick Van Dyke, Merv Griffin, and old lady soaps. The best entertainment was the game shows, classics like The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game, and everyone’s favorite, Let’s Make A Deal.
Basically the audience would try to attract Monty Hall’s attention by donning an outrageous costume, then compete to win prizes by choosing a door numbered 1-3…
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