Wednesday, February 27, 2008

I am being tested..........

I am tested daily on the way to school, by my grandson, Daniel. So far I am receiving good grades , and lots of "whoa, you're fast Nana" comments.........but today, well today we started down another avenue in which I am glad we traveled and hope we travel some more,
After the usual: how many nickels in a dollar? How do you spell Texas? What do you have when you take away 2 from 8? (see I am on a roll here). I heard this,
"Nana, did they have computers when you were little?" the above picture was taken from this site.
"No Daniel, they didn't."
"Did they t.v.s?"
"Yes, we were one of the first families to have one." Now this isn't bragging and one day I will share WHY we had one, because it certainly wasn't because we could afford one.
"What did you watch?"
Oh man, open up the flood gates to memory lane and let the ole' Nana start tripping down it...........and when you are remembering, you can trip, skip or even run down that lane. I told him about Ding Dong School, with Miss Francis. Which truly was the forerunner for all educational children's programming.

I went on to share my personal favorite genre, westerns and westerns were all of the rage in the late late late late 40's and early 50's.

Why there was Sky King and his niece Penny. I am thinking this wasn't a daily show, but it could have been

Oh and not only mine, but I am sure at least half of America........well let me give you a hint......'Happy trails to you, until we meet again..'
Can you guess, do you know..........Roy Rogers and Dale Evans ? Oh I even had the little fringed skirt, and tacky straw hat, two six shooters strapped around my waist, which I believe were really cap guns, but I was a whooooosy little girl and those caps scared me.

Another one of my all time favorites was Howdy Doody and Buffalo Bob........Clara Belle was in there too somewhere, but for the life of me, I just don't think I ever became emotionally attached to that clown.........or any clown for that fact. There was a princess too, but I can't remember her name.

I also remember KuKla, Fran and Ollie, and trust me, that was really quite the weird little puppet show, but I watched it.

Now after all of this discussion, and I am in hopes that he remembers some of it, he just didn't seem to be that impressed with my vivid and colorful fact he seemed to be grateful that the ride to school was over and he could escape.........sigh......I am thinking that I am losing a listener quickly here...........

1 comment:

The bad Liz said...

I'm just thinking of a whole generation of kids who can't imagine life without cell phones, the internet, computers and iPods.

Imagine if they saw a black and white tv.

(Don't ask how I found your blog - searching through the term "beading").