Bloghop: Why I…

As I write, I have an episode of Murder, She Wrote whispering on the television across the room. Later this evening, while I make dinner, it will be replaced by either a Bonanza or M*A*S*H rerun. And though I know my friends laugh, chuckle, and snicker about my tendency towards “old peoples’ TV” I have to admit that I just really prefer these shows to most of the new shows that are on these days.


I think the long and the short of it is that I watched these shows with my loved ones, in a time of my life that was much simpler than today. Watching JB Fletcher on Murder, She Wrote takes me back to Grandmama’s porch, where we would sit at a card table, putting together a jigsaw puzzle while trying to figure out the mystery on TV.

Some days, I just need to escape back to that porch. And I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that.

How do you escape to simpler times?

This post is part of a blog carnival at my friend Sarah Bee’s place. Hop on over there and see “WHY” she does what she does. And see a bunch of other people and their “why” as well.

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  1. My brother, Joe, was named after Little Joe on Bonanza. It isn’t old people’s t.v., it’s better t.v.

  2. Sarah Salter says:

    Thanks, Nancy! I think so, too! 🙂

  3. I didn’t know that about Uncle Joe! Now here he is a well-respected man in terms of the safety and security of our country and others.
    Sarah – I, too, love the “oldie moldies” as my dad would put it. There’s something about a wonderful good show that you can watch with the whole family.

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