Monday, August 22, 2011
I have so many memories of watching TV with my family when I was a child. We didn't get our first color TV until I was in high school, so those old westerns and dramas were enjoyed in black and white, even when all of my friends had a color TV. I enjoyed them just as much in black and white! The shows I'm featuring here in my slide show were the shows that I shared with my family in the 50s and 60s, especially my Mom. We didn't watch a lot of sitcoms, game shows, or variety shows. There were a few comedies we enjoyed, but it was the dramas that we loved.
There were lots more programs that defined my childhood: shows like "I Dream of Jeannie", "My Favorite Martian", "My Three Sons", "Leave it to Beaver". But these were primarily MY shows... I don't remember my Mom or Dad watching these with me. So I instead chose the shows that remind me of my folks, and sitting in our TV room (yes, we had a dedicated 'room' for the television... it had originally been a porch) watching some great, classic shows.