Trimming the store window

As I was contemplating on what to share with you in this week’s devotion, I turned on to YouTube on my phone and listened to Fibber McGee and Molly. And, wait a minute, you might not know who these folks are. They were a real-life husband-and-wife team, Jim and Marion Jordan, who starred in a husband-and-wife comedy act, “Fibber McGee and Molly,” over the radio sometime during the 1930s to the late 1950s, when their final show went off the air. Of course, by this time, television was well on its way and was taking over radio’s primacy as the preferred form of entertainment. But before television came along, the family used to gather around the radio at night -- and radios in those days were usually tall and wide sets that worked off of electronic tubes; none of this modern day computer stuff -- and there around the living room floor sat dad in his favorite chair, mom in her rocker knitting and darning socks, while brothers and sisters sat on the floor listening to comedies, and mysteries, and scary stories that would literally keep you looking under your bed at night to see if any of the monsters were lurking under the box springs! Ah, it was a glorious time when your imagination provided the background scenes instead of giant screen pictures.

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