Yes, it’s true. This is a greeting from the year in which I was born. But I only came in at the end of the year, I swear. 4 years later, in 1948, we got our first TV set and I discovered my favorite show:
That show meant everything to me. I remember watching it one day when I was 4 years old and praying that I’d never get any older…because I knew that when I did get older I wouldn’t love it anymore.
In a way, I did stay pretty much a 4-year-old. At least in terms of some eating habits Howdy helped create. Especially these two lifelong faves:
Yep, HOWDY DOODY is proof positive that television advertising works. Although, just between us, the Wonder Bread fixation has pretty much worn off. Rice Krispies, on the other hand…ah, the best bedtime snack, even today.
Oh, and here’s something else my love of all things Howdy led to – my discovery of MAD, back when it was a comic book:
Have a wonderful, TV-influenced, product-filled 2013, y’all!