Friday, February 18, 2022

I still have posts, more frustrated ones, BUT today....

 Memorable Automobiles from The Past:

 From a sweeter gentler time, yes I can remember when this was a brand new beauty on the showroom floor:

For today:

Our youngest son came over for a visit today, yeah the youngest is 60. Does that make me feel old? YOU BET!

Sorry about the political rants lately, but my sons have NEVER (that I know of) been political, but lately.... never mind.... 

Sherry just had a cut on her monitor from Gilligan’s Island. It made me think of the very good, just plain nice programs on TV that I enjoyed.

I was an Andy Griffin fan and tried never to miss his programs. I mentioned the Cosby shows, I loved them. I laughed at Archie Bunker and of course I did like the Westerns.  My favorite was Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke.  I had been prepositioned for westerns by Roy Rogers and Gene Autry. I mentioned once in the 3rd grade I did meet Roy and rode Trigger.  Then near the time of JFK’s assignation I remember getting to meet Poncho, the side kick of the Cisco Kid.  It was in Forest City, NC.

Not that either would have remembered me, but I remember them.

Maybe there are programs on TV today that have moral lessons, I do not know it has been years since I watched TV.  If not I feel sorry for my great Grand kids who will not have ‘moral’ building programs to look back on.

It would be hard for many to understand that TV as an open media did not exist until I was about 3rd grade.  Yeah I am old, I remember Beulah on the radio. Growing up my most favorite radio program was ‘The Lone Ranger’.  When it would come on the radio I said every word with the announcer: From out of the past comes the thundering  hoof beats of the great horse SILVER,…The Lone Ranger Rides Again………. Then a thrilling 30 minute exciting program from the old west with his faithful companion Tonto, riding Scout..  LOL

Then there was….. more and more.  That all came from a cut from Gilligan…..

Y’all have a good day I will bore you with my frustrations tomorrow…  I have written a book of them…




betty said...

I think what is going on in the country and our world these days makes one think more and read more and then want to discuss stuff more. I know I became more involved with things when I had time during the lockdown to think and read. I do enjoy a good political discussion these days lol.

I like the old TV shows. They were entertaining and clean cut fun with sometimes a lesson or two taught along the way.


Mevely317 said...

You actually got to SIT ATOP TRIGGER?!?!?! Wowzer. The closest I came was bumping fists (before that was a thing) with Roy and Dale as they road around the fairgrounds arena. Gene Autry, too -- but Champion lacked the allure of Trigger and Buttermilk. (LOL) Even at this advanced age, I'm turning green with envy.

I'm passed appalled and gone straight to disgusted regarding what passes as prime-time TV. My favorites were Father Knows Best, My Three Sons and My Friend Flicka.

Mevely317 said...

Oops. That should have read, "what passes for prime-time TV entertainment."

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Star Trek The Next Generation often had a moral or a lesson in each episode. Today's TV is awful. We lack good role models.

God bless.

Susan Kane said...

You named my favorites. We lived in Victorville, CA, when they were setting up their museum and lived in Apple Valley. Good people. We walked through their house being built. Roy, jr. took us through.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Times sure have changed in TV programs. There are many I cannot watch at all. And I regret that my children and grandchildren watch them and seem to like them. Of course if the public didn't watch them, they'd be off the air. So who am I to judge? I'm old fashioned and prefer the family shows that show some good in others, not the bad.

Lisa said...

I loved the Andy Griffith show, Gunsmoke, little house on the prairie and the Waltons. I was never a big fan of the Lone Ranger but my brother was. He also liked Daniel Boone.

Good stuff.