2. The other loss was Andy Griffith. Of course, THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW (1960 -1968) was required watching for baby boomers. Mayberry was a small town where Deputy Barney Fife was only allowed to carry one bullet in his pocket, not in his gun.
For a short time we were able to watch little Oppie grow through the trials and tribulations of childhood with the gentle guidance of his Dad and Aunt Bea.
I know Andy went on to do other things, like MATLOCK, (that my mother loved) but I think of him in Mayberry, or maybe, sitting on that park bench, "Waitin' On a Woman" with Brad Paisley.
3. I had to stop watching "Dallas". I couldn't get past Larry Harman's eyebrows. Trim those things.
4. TOMKAT ....what can I say? Lots! I was a Tom Cruise fan for many years. You've heard the phrase, "jumping the shark"?? It originated when Fronzie from Happy Days did just that on one episode and there after it became known as the moment when everything goes down hill. Or, the British term is "going pearshaped".
So, for me, when Tom jumped the couch on Oprah, that was pretty much it for me. (Maverick would not be jumping on a couch!) Then he got into the argument with Matt Lauer on the Today Show and that only added reinforcement for me.
Poor Katie (he always said "Kate" - seriously) Holmes rarely said a work after the first gush was over. I loved the t-shirts and websites that said "Free Katie". I guess she got tired of all the stuff that goes with Tom and decided to get out of Dodge.... or California, anyway. So, Katie, I say...."Well done."
I have to thank Google for all the photos from my childhood. Thanks for the memories.