Monday, April 5, 2010

...fireside theater

I hope that everyone found the eggs yesterday. We played tennis, but with a tennis ball, not an Easter Egg. The boys spent many hours outside and were plum tuckered out by bedtime. I happened upon 'Housewives Of New York' which was more angst than I could absorb so turned off the television. With 'friends like that'...On this day in 1949 "Fireside Theater" debuts on television. It was an American anthology drama series that ran from on NBC from 1949 to 1958, and was the first successful filmed series on American television. Stories were low budget and often based on public domain stories or written by freelance writers such as Rod Serling. While it was panned by critics, it remained in the top ten most popular shows for most of its run. It predated the other major pioneer of filmed TV in America, I Love Lucy, by two years. I ran out of beaded trim while mitering for a TV shelf yesterday and almost threw the damned thing into the fire. Once completed, it will accompany white voile sheers and look clean and breezy. Much like this mornings air in Chester County, PA. "Coastal Glamour Wall Decor" shown today.
"Don't you stay at home of evenings? Don you love a cushioned seat in a corner, by the fireside, with your slippers on your feet?"
Oliver Wendell Holmes