Thursday, July 30, 2009

secret 30 - the local news


when i was a little girl, not a whole lot older than this, t.v. was a relatively new thing for everyone to have in their home. and we had a t.v. and i suppose it got a couple of channels. the local CBS affiliate for sure and probably a PBS station. i can even recall the rabbit ears perched on top of the t.v., lengthened with a bit of tinfoil because that must have helped the reception some.

someone must have discussed the local news and the national news within earshot of me. walter kronkite was the national news man and he seemed a bit stern and serious. i remember les and gina something (funny how only their first names come to me), a husband-wife team, were the local news people.

well, apparently, the whole concept of local and national got a little fuzzy for me because in my head, local meant that les and gina (who i was apparently on a first name basis with, undoubtedly due to them being local) could see me right there in our living room. so, if i had been upstairs taking a bath and all of my clothes were downstairs in the laundry basket by the washing machine, i had to sneak, wrapped up in a towel, behind my dad's gold chair if les and gina were on, because i wouldn't want them to see me all dripping wet and just wearing a towel.

lest you think i'm completely mad, i didn't think everyone on t.v. could see me, just the local news people. and maybe captain 11, who was also the weather man. and a bit creepy in retrospect.

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and that's it, my last secret. it's been a long month, but i made it. and i hope you've enjoyed this little bit of insight into my madness. and if you want to do 30 secrets too, please let me know, i'd love to read yours. but again, pace yourself, even if you make a list beforehand, it's hard work and you'll find you don't always feel like writing about one of the secrets you've scribbled on your list. but it is actually worth it. i feel a sense of accomplishment. hmm, now which one was a lie...

8 comments:

Char said...

nice one - I remember walter on the news too. and I remember sunday morning with princess pat.

congrats on getting through the month!! I have no idea which is the lie

rxBambi said...

I remember being *shocked* that Casey Kasem wasn't just a local DJ, I could listen to him all the way up in OHIO!
btw- congrats on finishing your 30...I blew it and gave up. But you got a few good secrets out of me

The Redhead Riter said...

I know one of them is a lie, so I'm just going to say...

You lie well.

Tara Thayer said...

all I know is, I could just about scoop this little girl up and hug her.
oh, that...and I still think the only reliable weather forcast could come from someone named "Mr. G" on channel 11 in NY. He never steered me wrong in the eighties, so...

Sherry said...

That one had me chuckling! COngrats on making it to 30!

Pssst @ rxBambi: We get Casey Kasem all the way in Malaysia too!

kristina * said...

too cute. :)

respect for doing the 30 secrets, i could have never...

I'm Kim, by the way said...

Congratulations! I've loved reading them and I don't even care that I've been lied to. ;)

I'm still considering it.

kristina said...

that's so funny about the local news :-D
well done on the 29 secrets and a lie!