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Smarter Living: What I Wish Would Come Back

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Kiddo has a new favorite TV show - The Electric Company. Now, I remember when I watched the original version of the show back in the 70s. This new Electric Company 2.0 is great, hip, cool and still educational. Watching it with my daughter has made me think of things that had gone away...and what I would want to come back.

Sure, favorite TV shows come to mind the quickest, but there are other things - and feelings - that create a pang of nostalgia in my geneckteckessoink. Just for fun, I made a list: 

-- The West Wing


-- Regular-sized muffins (all you can find these days is the mini muffins or those behemoth ones...I just want regular, not too small, not too big ones.)

-- 100% cotton panties and lounge pants (everything seems to be made with spandex -- what happened to 100% cotton ones? Yes, they are out there, but hard to find.)

-- The Love Boat

-- The thrill of staying up late to watch The Love Boat (you know, when you were 10 and it was a Saturday night and you got to stay up late...didn't happen every Saturday, but a few here and there, on the couch, feeling like you are a grown-up...that feeling)

-- Signet rings (don't really know why, but I dig them, especially if they can be used to seal envelopes...kinda cool)

-- Charlie Brown specials with the Dolly Madison commercials (I love all of them: The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, the Christmas special...but they just aren't the same with new commercials. I loved those. Check out a blast from the past on You Tube. Zingers!)

-- The excitement of starting a new Harry Potter book (yes, I am a Potterhead, and when I would break open the latest installment, well, let's just say excited was an understatement).

Now, of course, there are many new things in my life that provide just as amazing a feelings as these when Kiddo comes up with an amazing observation or snuggling with her on Saturday mornings or trading funny texts with my husband, knowing that I made him giggle at work. But, it's nice to remember those things from past years with fondness. 

What do you wish would come back? What do you remember with fondness?

© Marekuliasz   

by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:07 PM
I have so many I couldn't name them all. I enjoyed watching the love boat.
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by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Designing Women. I think it was one of the best sit coms ever, and you never see it in re runs.

by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Hats. When I was a child, all women wore hats and gloves. (truly showing my age) I could do w/o the gloves, but I do love hats.

by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 4:16 PM
One tree hill !! And of course the old bay watch !
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by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 4:32 PM

My Soap As The World Turns or Nip Tuck!!!

by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 6:28 PM
Omg I used to love watching every friday night.

Quoting baquick:

Friday nights on abc! TGIF! Boy meets world and clarissa!

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by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Those mini-wheat type cereals that had fruit inside them and no frosting.

The interactive game show "Banzai"

The old Garfield tv show

by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 6:49 PM

My husband found "Bobby's World" on Netflix and introduced the kids to it :)

by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 6:58 PM
Oh my gosh so many, sat morning cartoons, love boat, wonderful world of Disney, Sunday dinners with the whole side if my dads family at grandmas. We want to do this but our kids and family's live all over the USA . I wish my kids would have been able to play outside like I did, take off on my bike throughout the area and parents didn't worry, we came home for dinner and took off again and didn't have to be home til the street lights came on.
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by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 7:09 PM
I wish they would bring back family friendly tv shows
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