Lynn's Comments: We didn't get a television until was twelve. Once the tube was in the house, I became hooked on classic movies and even soap operas. When it came to cartoons, I couldn't get enough, so with both parents working it was tempting to feign an illness and stay home. I was good at looking sick, but it didn't take Mom long to catch on. Every time I wheezed, coughed and begged to stay home, she did a thorough check up to make sure I wasn't pulling a fast one. If she caught me, the punishment might be no TV for a week - or worse! Still, the thrill of the game was there and I played it until boys became more interesting than television.