My great-grandparents were George and Alice Fredette (parents of my grandmother, Edith Marie Fredette Yops). They met for the first time in Bay City, Michigan, which was the location of their first home.
George made a homemade radio for the household. It was a chest out of wood, with dials, and included electricity. George would try to pick up stations. My grandma (a young girl then) said that it would squeak a lot, but it would work...sometimes.