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Sunday, September 25, 2011

* Nostalgic Sundays *


Thoughts about Nostalgic Sunday:

When I was a young girl, Sundays meant going to Mass. Sometimes my mom made homemade donuts after we got home. That was a special treat. Other times, we had bacon and eggs, or pancakes. No plain old cold cereal on a Sunday. (We never went out to eat for breakfast! Whoever heard of such a thing?! In fact when I was really young, I'm pretty sure the only times we ate out was when we were on summer vacations, and stopped at those roadside restaurants. That, too, was special.)

Sundays meant the "funny papers" or just the "funnies." Even when I was too young to read, I still loved to lie on the floor and look at all the colorful drawings, trying to figure out what each little story was about.

Sunday evenings also meant certain TV shows: The Ed Sullivan Show. The Wonderful World of Disney. Lassie. I wasn't very old when I'd already figured out that Lassie lived with a bunch of not-too-smart humans. (Whenever our previous dog, Tiger-Gal, would bark at us because she obviously wanted something, The Ronald and I would say to her, "What is it girl? Is it Timmy? What?? He fell down the well?! OMG!")

And that brings me to the submission I sent Friday evening to Chicken Soup for the Soul. It's the humorous story about our first dog, Rocky, and his encounter with a houseplant. 
(I Can't Believe My Dog Did That!)

"Now, Andy, before you go traipsing around the country on any manhunt, you come along home and have dinner first." -- Aunt Bee        

20 comments:

  1. Yes. I remember the Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday evenings!

    Big deal in those days. I use to love the beginning of the show with tinkerbell flying around the castle and then using her wand at the end to open the show.

    *hugs*

    mo

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  2. This post brought back memories for me, Becky. I used to love looking at those Sunday morning funnies. ha! Hope you have a nice Sunday! :-)

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  3. I loved the Sunday funnies, and watching Wonderful World of Disney with my family. Great times!

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  4. Sunday morning always meant watching that CBS program called "Sunday Morning" with Charles Kuralt. Thanks for the nostalgia!

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  5. This post makes me nostalgic for Sundays we never had when I was growing up. Such peace here, and light.

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  6. Sundays are jut not what the used to be. We would always get together at Grandmas house with all the aunts, uncles and cousins for dinner. Now days families just don't get together as much. I miss that. Is it because we all moved to different areas?

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  7. That's funny that you and your husband would say that to your dog, LOL. And good luck with your submission!

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  8. My grandpa left two quarters on his concrete front-porch post on Saturday night. On Sunday morning, a teenager pushing a wooden cart filled with the Sunday Post-Dispatch would leave him a paper on the post. We lived next door, and read it after Grandpa was finished.

    I loved Wonderful World of Disney. And also Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.

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  9. I enjoyed reading about your Sunday memories! Sundays have been and will always be my favorite times of the week. I too had memories of Sundays as a child and am glad that as an adult, I have made my own!

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  10. You were living my life, Becky! Only my Sunday pancakes were made by my dad and served with dill pickles!

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  11. Ed Sullivan! Remember that song in Bye, Bye Birdie? Good, old Ed.

    And what about Wild Kingdom? My brothers and I used to joke about that show...Look, Marlon, at the interesting way that tiger is pacing.

    Why, that's a sign that he's hungry.Notice how his tail is twitching...

    Perhaps you shouldn't get *too* close there, Marlon. Marlon? MARLON!!!

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  12. What? No mention of Bonanza on Sunday evenings? We had to rush home from night church and were allowed to stay up late to watch the Cartwrights. As for the Funnies - I was so little I had to spread the paper on the floor and creep onto it to see the drawings.

    Bookie- Pancakes and DILL pickles??

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  13. remember the Katzenjammer kids? yes watched those shows on Sunday nights too.

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  14. Church, Sunday funnies, and Ed Sullivan.

    Yep, those were the days!

    =)

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  15. Hello Every Sweet One of YOU! Since it's 12:30 AM in my little corner of the world, I hope y'all understand that I'm writing a "One Comment Fits All" comment!
    It was such fun reading all of these, and how many of us had the same memories. After reading Deb's though, I realized I needed to add a post script to this. My blissful little world ended was I was about eight years old and my dad left. Looking back, I don't know if it would've just been better if I'd never known such a loving family life or not. Because when it ended, it was devastating. I guess most of us would like to go back and change many things that happened in our lives. No matter what kind of childhood you all had, I hope your lives now are wonderful! Hugs to you all.

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  16. You, my dear....are a pleasure to read!
    We keep our weekends special..homemade breakfasts...and we are all cooking in the kitchen! That fresh smell of coffee in the background, and the sound of laughter!

    We hardly ever eat out...i'm a stay at home....so it's easier for me to have home cooked yummy goodness waiting for everyone when they get home.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Ciao Bella!

    Creative Carmelina

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  17. First off, I love the new look of your site. Love you and Vern jammin! :D

    The post brought back great memories of Sunday mornings when I was a kid, I always love your nostalgia posts. Just the photo of the Andy Griffith show made me smile. :)

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  18. Oh, and I meant to say, your Chicken Soup submission sounds fabulous. Keeping my fingers crossed for you! :)

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  19. Sundays were always special! And you're right. We NEVER went out to eat!

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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  20. Carmelina, Julie and Pat...Thank you so much for all your sweet and lovely comments!

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