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Saturday, March 15, 2014

"A flood of memories..." 'Judith Whitehead' (Inspiration Sunday)

Judith Whitehead lives in Amherst New York and has worked in
the ophthalmology field of medicine for over 30 years.

A flood of memories, remembering the  good Ole days....

I work with a girl that is half my age...she could be my daughter...the other day we began to discuss the advances that have been made in TV watching and programming.  She told me her son liked to watch the old cartoons of Tom and Jerry and Jetsons. A flood of memories came back to me about the good ole days when TV was simple with simple plots, black and white and one had to get up from their seat to turn the channel. I can't help but believe that those simple times were so much better for everyone in so many ways.  First of all, watching TV brought more exercise ; you had to actually move to surf the channels, plots were so simple and just enjoyable...no violence in programming for kids, just good fun.  And in our house there was a limit to how many hours we were allowed to watch the mindless TV...no day time watching except on Saturday am and weekday evenings.  

There were more important things to do besides sitting in front of the tube such as cleaning our rooms or just playing outside in the FRESH air.  Now our children are being raised on the clicker TV where we can view hundred of channels with a movement of one finger; kids veg out on the couch for hours at a time and snack - maybe this has only complicated our children's  health in more than one way...I guess that's why we call them the GOOD OLE Days.

P.S. This YouTube will change you in exactly 60 seconds.

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Mitchel J. Schapira said...

Wow, that's a coincidence. I was talking to my 6 year old friend Marcus today, and he mentioned Tom and Jerry! Among the recollections that came back to me were the huge ice sculpture of Tom and Jerry downtown for Fur Rondy in Anchorage, one year back in the '80's. Of course, if you want to think about old cartoons, today is the day for Magilla Gorilla.

KimoRosen said...

Funny got it! Hag Sameach Mitchel, Happy Purim! How much is that gorilla in the window?,