135. Where did you go on your first date? What stands out about that date?
136.What music did you listen do when you were a child?
137. How did your parents approach TV in your house when you were growing up? Was it something that you watched as a family? What kind of presence did it have in the household?
138.What do you remember about going to the doctor as a child? Does one visit stand out in your mind? Why?
139.What is an art project you remember completing in school? Why do you remember this specific art project?
140.Have you ever had a surprise party? What was it for? Were you surprised?
141.What is your favorite holiday?
This week I have chosen to do 137. How did your parents approach TV in your house when you were growing up? Was it something that you watched as a family? What kind of presence did it have in the household?
TV was a big part of my life when I was growing up. We watched it at the house before we went to school, during the summer, and the evenings.
TV differed from my parents house to my grandparents house. My grandparents would go to the military base and buy movies for us whenever they went grocery shopping. My sister and I grew up watching pretty much every Disney VHS tape available.
We also watched Britannica Presents Tales from Around the World (as an adult, I may or may not have purchased these on DVD - but they weren't the same because Pat Morita wasn't part of the DVD collection. Dang it.).
TV at my parents house featured a lot of videos too - My Neighbor Totoro (which I may or may not have also purchased on DVD - don't judge me!), The Hobbit, and more! But, my parents house did differ from my grandparents house in one main way: my parents had the shows they liked to watch too. Adult TV shows at Grandma and Grandpa's house was strictly limited to the news. At my parents house, they would watch Northern Exposure, Seinfeld, and the X-Files.
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I think the moose from Northern Exposure is one of the biggest things that I remember about TV growing up. I loved him, and my parents at least let me was that part. I loved that he walked through town. It was awesome.
Although TV wasn't really something that we did as a "family" it was a big part of my childhood. And, as an adult, I enjoy revisiting the shows and movies that I watched when I was growing up. Most of them are just as awesome now as they were back in the day.