#03474
My Childhood Home (Sean Kenny) video
#2257: YouTube video by drivermciver
©2013 ~ Used with permission ~

There's a light in the window
of the old house where I was born,
I want to knock on that door
to see if there's anyone home;
But I heard long ago that a lot
of big changes were made,
So I'll just walk on by and
let my old memories remain.

Panel wood board used to
cover the living room wall,
An old "554" used to ring
off the hook in the hall;
On cold winter mornings,
I'd sit by that Findlay wood stove,
I'm standing here recalling
old memories of my childhood home.

You could hear the waves break on the
shore through the windows at night,
And Tommy would sing every Friday
on the old black and white;
I'd stomp through the house
in my father's big, oversized shoes,
And hold up the old rabbit ears
for the six o'clock news.

Panel wood board used to
cover the living room wall,
An old "554" used to ring
off the hook in the hall;
On cold winter mornings,
I'd sit by that Findlay wood stove,
I'm standing here recalling
old memories of my childhood home.

Well, mom and a dad and nine kids
once called it their home,
There were marks on the doorway
to the kitchen to show how we'd grown;
No, we didn't have much,
just dreams of riches untold,
But if you could spend love,
I'm sure we had a house filled with gold.

Panel wood board used to
cover the living room wall,
An old "554" used to ring
off the hook in the hall;
On cold winter mornings,
I'd sit by that Findlay wood stove,
I'm standing here recalling
old memories of my childhood home.
I'm standing here recalling
old memories of my childhood home.

####.... Sean Kenny of Port au Port East, NL, ©2013 ....####
See more songs by Sean Kenny.

From the (1969) AT&T Telephone Story Poster:
"554" - type of color wall telephone introduced in 1956 that returned telephones to the wall in a companion piece to the Type "500" desk set. Designed for convenience, the wall set was most often used in the kitchen where counter and table space was at a premium. It was also popular in such areas as basements, garages, and covered patios, coming in colors: white, beige, yellow, and pink.

From the Ottawa Citizen, Jan 20, 1986:
Findlay Wood Stove - Once the centrepiece of every Canadian farm kitchen, the Findlay stove was banished to junk yards in the 1940s but enjoyed a renaissance in the 70s and 80s as North Americans rediscovered the charm and efficiency of wood-fired stoves. The original Findlay stoves sold for $40. Restored, they now fetch $2,000 to $3,000 at auctions. David Findlay, a Scottish immigrant, started Findlay's Foundry in 1860 in Carleton Place where he built the world-famous Findlay Oval stove.

From CBC News Mar 21, 2012:
Canadian country singer Tommy Hunter played his last gig before an adoring hometown crowd Tuesday night, ending his career on his 75th birthday. The concert in London, Ontario, came 66 years after his first appearance on a London stage as a nine-year-old guitar player with dreams of being a singer. Hunter was a familiar companion to a generation of Canadians, coming into their living rooms Friday night with The Tommy Hunter Show, a country music variety show that ran 27 years on CBC, ending in 1992. Hunter showcased big stars like Johnny Cash and Gordon Lightfoot, and gave a break to young talent like Shania Twain and Garth Brooks. Among his finds was a youngster called Tom Harrington from St John's, NL, part of a group called The Sanderlings, who ended up making most of his career at CBC, most recently as co-host of Marketplace. He was just one of many Hunter fans who shared their memories on stage of the singer known as "Canada's country gentleman" at Tuesday's concert.

Note: Rabbit ears or bunny aerials, so called for their appearance, are simple dipole antennas made to be placed indoors and often used for television and VHF radio. These simple antennas are called set-top antennas because they were often placed on top of a television or receiver.



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