Those of you that read this regular series know that I am from Hackett, Arkansas, just a mile or so from the Oklahoma border, and just about 10 miles south of the Arkansas River. It was a rural sort of place that did not particularly appreciate education, and just zoom onto my previous posts to understand a bit about it.
C. W., Mr. Clark to me, was a very nice man. He worked at a TeeVee repair shop in Fort Smith (yes, people actually had TeeVees fixed back then when they broke) and moonlighted some as well. At the time, a TeeVee was relatively much more expensive that they are now, so repairing them was the norm.
We had the same TeeVee from since I could remember until my father finally upgraded to a color unit around 1968 or so. Actually, that is not quite true. I remember a very old console unit with a round picture tube and watching it, but that must have been before I was three.