There were basically two groups of people who lived in Princeton, New Jersey during the 1960s: people connected to the University and related educational companies, and RCA kids. My father worked at RCA’s David Sarnoff Research Center on Route 1, so I was an RCA kid. Every spring RCA rented carnival rides and brought over acts from NBC (RCA owned that network) for an event called The RCA Picnic. All the RCA kids got to go, and the University kids did not. (Of course we RCA kids made sure they felt terrible about what they were missing.) For the 1963 event my mother made us matching plaid shirts, which we also wore to have a family picture taken on the front steps of our new “forever” home.
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