Merry Christmas Everyone

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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    As a kid in the 60s, I only remember having the three major channels and three UHF, one being PBS, and one Canadien channel that was a bit snowy. Started out in my current house (1987) with an antenna and didn't get cable until probably the mid 90s. Hard to imagine telling my kids now to 'get up and change the channel' if they didn't want to watch what is currently playing. And backing up my dvd collection, I found that in the 'old days', half hour comedies were presented at over 30 episodes per year! Imagine that, as opposed to a more typical 20 or so now (some even less at 12!) Plus, the average play time THEN was over 26 minutes. Currently, something like The Big Bang Theory is a hair over 19! So, lots and lots of extra money-making-moments for our poor, dear advertisers now! I feel so sorry for them...good thing I always employ some sort of dvr and can skip over the bulk of them...
     
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    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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    Ha...we had a remote! My father mainly used it. It was simple to use. Jimmy, put on channel 4...Jimmy, put on channel 7...Jimmy, put on channel 9, etc. I'm Jimmy, a.k.a. our first remote.
     
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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    Sounds an awful lot like it did at my house.
     
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    Hi guys, Merry Christmas to you all and to your loved ones wishing you all a very merry fishy Christmas God bless us all
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    We got our White Christmas, yay!
     
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    bettasngoldfish Maria

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    We did too! :D
     
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    @MoonShadows - I have always seen Mary as the real hero in that story! Thanks for sharing that! I think the message is we all need someone to keep us grounded and moving in the right direction. Encouraging, pushing, seeing the best in us. And when all else fails - praying for us. It truly is a wonderful story of forgiveness and redemption.
     
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    we didn’t get even a frost.
     
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    brokensword Not all those who wander are lost

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    Really? I heard Jack showed up with his bottle of coke, right on time!

    oohhh, wait--different Jack!
     
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    No, Jim came though!
     
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