08.26.11 = Flashback Friday 1972, 73’
Back when I was growing up, well before Cable TV, VCR’s, DVD’s, DVR’s and all those other fancy electronic do-dad’s, our TV consisted of 3 network stations and 2 and sometimes 3, if the wind was blowing in the right direction, public broadcasting stations. We didn’t have a remote control, ah wait minute, we did have a remote control, ME, I was always closest to the TV. Anyway, every year around Thanksgiving there was a special treat on TV; The Wizard of Oz. We LOVED that movie and so looked forward to it each and every year. We would all put our Jammies on, grab our pillows from our beds and lay down on the floor and watch it together as a family. Mom would always have a “special snack” for us too. Not just ice cream, but ice cream with hot fudge, nuts and whipped cream. Dad would always lay down on the floor with us and watch as well. It’s still a favorite movie in the Dunlap house. All my nieces and nephews have watched it with my parents and the family and even had “special snacks”. I hope they have the same great memories as I do.
“Close your eyes and tap your heels together three times and think to yourself, there’s no place like home.” Glenda, The Good Witch of the North