TV Set or Child?

The Williams family would have preferred a new TV set, but they got stuck with a kid instead. All because of the neighbors.

Source: Galesburg Register-Mail - Dec 28, 1959
     Posted By: Alex - Sun Jun 07, 2015
     Category: Television | Babies and Toddlers | 1950s

The kid probably would have been better off if the deal went through.
Posted by BMN on 06/07/15 at 12:54 PM
You can have mine for a "dolla fiddy" .. just "kidding"
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 06/07/15 at 07:31 PM
I agree with BMN those neighbors saved that baby from being rescued. Pretty cold hearted people.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/07/15 at 07:51 PM
Why can't parents today meet the standards set by their predecessors? We knew we could be traded for TVs, so we had to follow orders.
Posted by Harvey on 06/08/15 at 12:25 AM
I grew up close to that city and I NEVER heard a TV called "a telly" until I got over on this side of the pond.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/08/15 at 12:37 AM
A British paper picked it up off UPI it is tagged Whitleigh, England honey.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/08/15 at 04:56 AM
Thanks. I've REALLY got to wait until AC to read these things.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 06/08/15 at 08:54 AM
If they were to trade a baby in for a television, how would they afford the BBC license?
Posted by KDP on 06/08/15 at 11:31 AM
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