|The tin ET dining tray was the coolest in 1982.
When I was a kid back in 1982 I loved E.T. What's more, I loved watching TV during dinner time. Some times, especially if I had some sort of cold or flu, Mom would allow me to have dinner while watching TV. Don't ask me why, but this was such a big deal at age 10.
Christmas of 1982, I received one of my favorite gifts that Christmas. It was an E.T. dinner and lap tray. Back in the early 1980s and late 1970s, metal or tin dining trays or TV dinner trays were popular. They had folding legs and you could sit with your legs stretched out with the dinner tray over your legs. If you were too sick to leave your bed, Mom could bring you the metal dining tray which would allow you to have breakfast, lunch or dinner in bed.
|I think I also had a Smurf lap and TV tray.
Kids of the '70s and '80s know there was nothing cooler than eating off of a tin tray featuring the faces of your favorite TV show, movie or cartoon character. Did you have one?