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Monday, June 16, 2008

Memory Lane

The last couple weeks have been super busy with baby showers, work, birthdays and Father's Day. I am happy to report that I finished both baby blankets for the baby showers! They turned out beautiful and both mommies loved them. There were a couple ladies at Kristina's shower that I haven't seen since high school. Reality hit that my 10 year high school reunion will be next year. Yikes! Where has the time gone?!

I think one of my favorite things is to look back to when times were a little more simple. I know the farther back we look, the more simple life seemed. Obviously I didn't grow up in the 50's, 60's or even the 70's.. but you have to admit that the 80's were pretty fabulous. Well, fashion aside they were. I sat at work last night chatting with my friend Ashley when the subject of 80's shows/cartoons came up. Sorry to break it to the current generation but your tv shows don't even compare! The shows these days are so high tech and full of violence and sarcasm. What happened to fun "moral building" shows like Punky Brewster, Kids Incorporated and the Mickey Mouse Club. Or the friday night line up.. aka "TGIF" with Full House, Step by Step and Family Matters. I mean seriously.. how can you been that little kid with nasally voice, big glasses and suspenders saying " did I do that?" Hello! let's do the "Urkel". Remember that dance?

Then there are the cartoons. REAL cartoons like Muppet Babies, GI Joe, Transformers, TMNT (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for those of you who are not aware), Rainbow Brite, GEM, Barbie and the Rockers, Camp Candy, Dumbo's Circus, My Little Pony.. And of course the popular but usually over looked shows like Fraggle Rock, Wuzzles and Zoobilee Zoo.

I realized that many people have not heard of Zoobilee Zoo. I loved that show. Adults that dressed up like animals and they lived on some planet and they could all sing and dance. I loved walking down memory lane last night. My brother's and I would lay on our stomachs and watch the cartoons together. Friday nights mom and dad would be in their recliners and us kids would be on the floor while we watched the friday night line up. Such good times. I hope we, as adults, can build fond memories like this for our kids, nieces and nephews.


Anonymous said...

Very True!!! I miss those shows also!!! Hope to see you soon!

Jessica Rae said...

I think we'll just have to buy all the seasons of those TGIF shows and institute our own Friday night prime time.

Monte Bear said...

OK I forgot all aout this show Zoobilee Zoo. I loved it as well. Yes what happen to simple stuff on tv shows, but you can not forget the Gummie bears, He- man, She-ra, strawberry short cake they were good as well. Oh and bythe way you spelled Jem (Gem) wrong. I had a book on them when I was a kid. Shh dont tell anyone I watched a girl show!!! Our secert. Ok not anymore since I posted it here.