Television was new in our little mountain community in 1952. I was 12, and our family didn’t have TV for several years (1955). My seventh-grade teacher and her husband had TV.

Mrs. Croy took her class to her home to watch the coronation of Queen Elizabeth on TV. All 23 of us. How excited we were to see the pageantry and reverence of the event. I remember it vividly 70 years later.

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