Saturday, March 18, 2017
For some reason, I woke up feeling nostalgic this morning. It could have something to do with the fact that I woke up at 6:30, then laid in bed like a lazy butt for two more hours. But as I laid there, I couldn't stop thinking about Saturday morning cartoons. Depending on your age, you may or may not remember those glorious carefree Saturday mornings in front of the television. Sure, these days, you can turn on your 75 inch UHDTV & tune in to just about anything you want to stream & blast through your thumpin' surround sound system. BUT...it's just not the same as making sure that you got up at a specific time so you didn't miss out on He-Man...Inspector Gadget...Thundercats...Voltron...Dungeons & Dragons (yep, I had to sneak that one)...or, insert your favorite 80's cartoon here.
It was magical!
Many of you know that my brother Stephen passed away just a few weeks ago. He was 5 years older, & with my other siblings being 14 & 16 years older than me, by the sheer math of it...Stephen was my closest sibling. This could have something to with why my brain is playing through my life's film reel (remember those?) this morning. I remember, often times, we would spend the night in his room. His was the only bedroom downstairs & right next to the family room with the BIG T.V.. It was about 30 inches, but bigger than any flatscreen TV's today. Back in the day, televisions were a piece of furniture! I don't know how we would get up on time without Siri waking us up, but somehow we would make it out to the family room just in time to spend the next 3-5 hours glued to our favorite shows. What a great memory!
As life goes, there's always a going to be tough times, but this morning I'm so thankful that my mind chose to go towards the good times. Those times that put a smile on my face. Those times of just being a kid, laying out in front of the T.V. watching cartoons with my brother. Those times of complete innocence without a care in the world.
Ahhhh, Good Times!