Test patterns were at least something, even before Sky King and the Cisco Kid. Some of those mornings, we would drive to the Bannock Community Store where they wrapped the deli cheeses and meats with paper and loops of string from a huge spool. The floor in the store was wooden, oiled and old. I liked getting either a banana popsicle or an Orange Push-Up. When we were home mostly we would have orange juice which mom way over-diluted, slices of cheese and breakfast for lunch -- and then watch cartoons.