Friday, September 10, 2010

Flashback Friday - Back in the Day

This weeks prompt is to tell you about my TV memories. Specifically,  "Tell about TV when you were growing up. Did your family have a TV? Was it color or b&w? How many TVs did your family have? Did you have one in your room? Did your family leave the TV on most of the day or turn it on for specific programs? Was the TV on or off when you ate meals as a family? Were there rules about watching TV? What were your favorite shows? Are there any particular memories you have of TV in your younger years?"
 
 Some of my fondest memories of the TV in our home revolve around helping my dad fix it. Now, believe me. I wasn't all that much help. My "job" was to hold a big mirror in front of the TV, facing the screen and towards the back where my dad was working. He would make adjustments then look at the mirror to see what was happening on the screen. Had there been any improvement? Any changes? Nope. Try again. Make more adjustments. Look again.

Of course, as a youngster/youth this job was very boring for me. I'd move the mirror around, fidget, daydream....."Susan!" Oh yeah. I'm supposed to be holding the mirror so my dad can see. Sorry. ahaha!
There were so many show I enjoyed watching. Comedy. Drama. Fantasy. Who remembers Gidget? Man from U.N.C.L.E.? The Smother's Brothers? The Monkees? I Dream of Jeannie?

I'm still a Sally Field fan. I watched her in The Flying Nun too. I sometimes watch her current show, Brothers and Sisters, but there is so much content in it that I don't agree with I either just turn it off or don't watch at all. Isn't that how it is with many of today's shows? Hopefully, this fall season will be better.  What are some of the shows you are looking forward to this fall?

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting. If you'd like to join in, hop on over to Mocha with Linda and Never Growing Old to link up. Have a fabulous weekend.

Peace and Joy,
Susan

Isaiah 46:4 (NKJV) Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you.

6 comments:

Joyce said...

I loved The Flying Nun too. I'm looking forward to Glee...its one of my faves. Haven't checked out too many of the new shows just yet. I'm a little out of that loop and we always seem to be a season behind here : )

Mocha with Linda said...

I have always liked Sally Field!

I am Harriet said...

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edshunnybunny said...

Good memories! I'd forgotten about having to work on the tv from the back, and I loved The Man From U.N.C.L.E. I am a Sally Field fan, too.

bp said...

Fun memories! I like your fall background. Have a nice week.

bp said...

Fun memories! I like your fall background. Have a nice week.