I played Monopoly a lot, and not once do I ever remember anyone choosing the iron. And nobody never referred to it as "stud boy". Nobody wanted that token.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Friday, April 19, 2013
I remember watching back-to-back rerun episodes of Gilligan's Island and The Brady Bunch around '74, and noticing on the credits that both of them were created by two guys both named Sherwood Schwartz,and being amazed at what an uncanny coincidence that was. Like what were the odds of that happening....
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
I found a clip that included the lyrics, because quite frankly at times I'm not sure what the hell he's sayin'...
In '75 / '76 my cousin Karen was given an autograph dog as an 8th grade graduation present. They lived up the street from me so I was always over their house. One day she wasn't home, so I was up in her bedroom rifling through her closet checking out her stuff and I came across it. I felt bad for her that it wasn't signed, so I decided to sign it. But I figured she wouldn't want my signature, so I decided to sign my teacher's name to it, instead. So I signed it "Mrs. O'Brian". But I did some really funky artistic thing with the signature, where the "O" kind of encircled the whole name, and I was rather proud of it, so I signed it again. And again. And again. And again. 35 times. "Mrs. O'Brian". And she didn't even have Mrs. O'Brian as a teacher. I don't know what the hell I was thinking. And she probably blamed her sister for it, too..
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
Saturday, April 06, 2013
When I was about 4 years old, my mother told me that if I ran over the electrical cord while vacuuming I'd electrocute myself. I really fell for it, so one day I was over a friend's house and she started to vacuum. I warned her about running over the cord or she'd get electrocuted, and she naturally gave me a look like I was out of my mind. So I was like, "fine, go ahead and electrocute yourself. See if I care...."
Friday, April 05, 2013
As I remember, this is the time of year they'd play The Wizard Of Oz on TV. It was always a major event, I never missed it. And we'd talk about it in school the whole day after. While I'm glad we have YouTube and CD players now, there was something about having to wait to see something that just made it so much better.
I used to love going to the beach back in the day. We usually only went to the beach when we visited my grandparents in Chatham. My grandfather used to drive us all to the beach and drop us off at Harding's Beach which was 3 blocks away from their house, then pick us up in the afternoon. My grandparents didn't really care for the beach too much, but we loved it. When we weren't visiting my grandparents we'd go to the beach in Point Judith, Rhode Island because it was only a half hour away from our house. The '70s wouldn't have been the same without the beach. Good times.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Above is an episode of All In The Family where Edith's cousin Maude comes for a visit to take care of everybody while they're sick. I'm guessing the episode was circa '71/'72. Maude is one of my all-time fave TV characters. I really miss Bea Arthur.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
I was 8 years old when I heard she passed on. Back then the rumor going around amongst my friends was that she died in a house fire during a slumber party. The concept of a drug overdose was totally foreign to us, we had no idea what that was. I don't remember if it was before or after Freddy Prinze committed suicide, but I think the 2 were pretty close together. How sad for someone to pass on before their life really gets started; I guess it just proves that no one's too young to die.