Saturday, February 13, 2010

An Old Soul

Ever since I was little I watched I Love Lucy and Gilligan's Island in syndication on TV Land. I wished that The Munsters and the Cleaver family lived down the block. I laughed at Janet, Chrissy, and Jack as they got themselves into uncomfortable situations before the eyes of Mr. Roper. None of my friends appreciated the humor of Larry and his two brothers - Darryl and Darryl, let alone knew what I was talking about.

While I grew older and started to plan my future, I hoped for a roommate named Laverne or Shirley and a best friend named Rhoda.

It isn't all about television shows either. My iPod is crammed with songs by The Temptations and Roy Orbinson. I sing along with Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and try to hit the high notes with the Jackson 5.

I've written a paper on The Big Chill, and watched The Ghost and Mrs. Muir on a Friday night instead of going out. Every time The Parent Trap (1961) is on, I watch it. And I recently bought Tootsie on DVD.

I remember watching Rear Window, The Birds, and Psycho with my parents and thinking that those were the scariest movies in the world. I was literally afraid to go in the bathroom, for fear that birds were going to come out of the closet.

Jimmy Stewart, Natalie Wood, Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, and Bogey and Bacall are household names for me.

And then I think about what my future children with swoon over. Will they wish they were a part of Friends and Home Improvement? Will they laugh alongside Will Ferrell, or fall in love with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan, or scream with Scream and cringe with Saw? Will their ears be full of Britney Spears, The Backstreet Boys, Lady Gaga, and Shania Twain? I can only hope so.

12 comments:

  1. I loved Laverne and Shirley! Also, Mary Tyler Moore. I wanted to name my car Rhoda in honor of that show!

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  2. So true, I do think we appreciate all of the "oldies" due to our parents - many "kids" our days have never even heard of the shows and characters you mentioned!

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  3. You're right Kyr, it does have a lot to do with mom and dad. They bought me the first season of Laverne and Shirley on DVD for Valentine's Day!!!

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  4. The whole time I read it I nodded along in agreement! My principal asked who knew who Pollyanna was. I was one of three people on staff who knew. The other two are mom and dad's age or older! :-)

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  6. Speaking of Pollyanna (Tyne)I had bought it thinking Cailtlyn would like it, so the day she was home with the flu we watched it. OMGosh-it is even better then I remembered when I was little. You girls really need to watch it!! Mom:)

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  7. Hi Kinsey. Those are all classics! Just shows you have good taste. I bet most of them will still be around for your kids to enjoy along with the new ones. I'm enjoying reading your blog. Hope you have a happy Valentine's Day filled with hope, love and peace.

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  9. You = Awesome taste.
    Your kids = Not so much (besides Hanks & Ferrell)...

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  10. and GaGa. Just caught that on the reread.

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  11. Mad Hatter: I just name dropped the musicians. I picked some that are popular, not necessarily my taste for our current music industry.

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