Editor's Notebook


September 15, 2022

Sept 18, 2022

In June of 1953, the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was exciting news for me. We didn’t have television or the internet then but I was spellbound listening to radio news broadcasts from London reporting on the festivities.

I suspect I curled up on the floor with a toy truck in front of the Philco console radio and listened to the broadcasts. Compared to today’s radios, the old Philco was a monster. It must have been at least four feet tall and three feet wide.

If my parents were present, my father was probably sitting nearby in a red upholstered platform rocker eati...

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