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I am committed to acknowledging connections throughout the generations--past, present, and future--and igniting a sense of extraordinary family purpose in individuals in THIS generation. Let me help you discover your "roots" as well as strengthen the "branches" of your family tree. If you have had painful experiences in your family line, then this is the blog for you! In fact, all of us will see that as we strengthen ourselves, we strenthen our entire FAMILY TREE through the power of our positive influence.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Memory Lane Monday: Radio and Television

As I reflect upon radio and TV in my life, I remember times as a small child when the TV was in the living room, and my parents and I were comfortably at rest watching shows in the evening.  Although cartoons were my favorite as a child, I distinctly remember Ozzie and Harriet and the Andy Williams show (around Christmastime) as being part of what we would watch together as a family. 

Friday nights, with hamburgers (homemade), chips and green beans was fun, once we built our den.  I did NOT like it when my dad watched boxing.  Although I was very small, I remember getting our first color TV (although it is a very vague memory).  We had a console model TV for years!  In later years, it seemed like we had lots of TVs -- in almost every room. I distinctly remember missing the faces of the old familiar news anchors from California when we moved to Arizona, yet I didn't miss seeing houses slide into the ocean when heavy rains came to Malibu.

I don't remember much about radio in my life until I was in my teens.  I loved listening to popular songs and found the theme in the ones I loved most was about finding someone to love forever.  Ahhh!
I can't wait to see next week's challenge.

To use this week’s ’52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History’ challenge for your own personal history records, view the entire description by using my, Phoenix Genealogy Examiner link.  Click here.  Click subscribe (at the top) if you’d like to get my articles automatically delivered to your inbox, or click the RSS icon to read my posts via a feed reader.  There are some interesting comments on this weeks challenge by Betty Harrell there.

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