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"Oh! Swanson's TV Dinners. Absolutely! Oh! They were great! Bev taught school after we got married for a couple of years and then she substituted. So, into the oven went the Swanson Chicken Dinner, chicken or turkey dinners. They were great! That was something that was – It was just wonderful to be able to come home and pop them in and sit down and have dinner. And, of course, that was before microwaves, so everything was done in the oven."
     Question: By today's standards, that took a long time.
     "Oh, sure! Thirty minutes or something like that. But, no, that was quite an innovation."

Don Freeman – TV Dinners

   

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