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TV memories – #SoCS & #JusJoJan Jot #19


Let me start by saying I rarely watch TV anymore. I remember the first black and white we had–probably not my parents’ first one, but the first one I remember. It was a floor model, on four legs, and there was a circular plastic hard film through which you could see what station the TV was on. I couldn’t leave it alone. It was just so much fun to poke, until I broke it and my mum got mad at me.

We got our first colour TV in the 70s. It was amazeballs. You couldn’t tear me away from it.

But one of the things most etched into my mind from back then was cuddling up to my dad on the chesterfield while we watched either “Bewitched” or “M*A*S*H.” We both loved “M*A*S*H”–never missed an episode. All I can really remember about “Bewitched” as it relates to my dad is saying “Soool Saks!” every time we saw the screenwriter’s name in the credits. No idea why we did it. I’ve never been able to forget good ol’ Sol Saks. Even though I had no idea what he looked like until I Googled him five minutes ago.

I cuddled up with my dad on the couch right up until the week he died. Ah, but we laughed a lot. That’s the most important memory of all.

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Author: Linda G. Hill

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18 thoughts on “TV memories – #SoCS & #JusJoJan Jot #19

  1. That is a lovely memory Linda 💜💜

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  3. Yes, great memories to hold on to. I remember watching TV with my dad too.

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  4. MASH is awesome. My FIL has all the dvds so a couple of times we’ve borrowed them to cycle through them once more.

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  6. Awww 🥰 sweet memories of your dad. Makes me miss my cuddle bugs aka Pony and Lulu. All grown up. Bittersweet.

    I watched both those shows. Bewitched was a fave. I either wanted to be Tabitha or have a daughter named Tabitha. I can’t remember which. 😂

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  7. My last memory of Dad with television was football. He was in hospital and had wheeled himself round to all the community rooms and not one person was watching the football.

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  8. Those are wonderful memories, Linda.

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  9. sweet memories linda! treasure them! ❤

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  10. These memories are the best ones… and M.A.S.H. really was a fantastic show.

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  11. Lovely memories. I cuddled with my dad a lot, too. Never mattered how old I was. Thank you for sharing.

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