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Your Poem: That's Entertainment.

WHAT did we do before TV? We all listened to the wireless At thirty three B. It was brill, Every Sunday, religiously we tuned in To two-way Family Favourites. Later on came the Ovaltinies, Especially for us little tweenies. Twiddle the dial for some foreign station, Radio Luxemburg, I think it was called, Played the best pop music ever. Some fell a named Elvis was all the rage, Singing his hit record Blue Suede Shoes.

He's a flash in the pan, insisted my dad.

There were quiz shows galore. Us kids got carried away.

Open the box `divi' shouted our Jimmy, Calm down roared my mam. It's a booby prize claims the know-all From next door, sitting around a cosy coal fire.

Sleep and dozey, it's time to retire. Shush, sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite.

by Margaret Donnelly, Liverpool L4
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 22, 2004
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