I adore "The Cows" - so peaceful and serene. It's lovely to look at things in our homes and appreciate them, isn't it? I do the same thing. Sometimes it's like looking at things anew again.
And that's so wonderful that you found those programs to watch. I think it's especially fun to watch talk show programs from the past.
So glad to see you posting today!
I love that painting. A feeling of calm came over me just looking.
I haven't heard of that channel but will look for it. Not sure Direct TV offers it but I am so happy it is available to you. To see all those amazing performers again must be wonderful.
I miss the Merv Griffin shows. That was talk as it should be.
Looking forward to "more".
LMAO about the caulking the tub comment!! Glad to read your post.
There is nothing wrong with enjoying one's memories of the past. And I don't just say this because I do so myself. :)
We "oldies" are the lucky ones, I believe. We've witness and enjoyed pure talent...talent that didn't need all the bells and whistles to disguise it.
And Garland was a unique talent, that is for sure. She was brilliant. A one-off! That would be a terrific show to see. I envy you. If it is ever available here, I most definitely will be watching it. Lucky you for having the good fortune of seeing Judy Garland live in concert.
I love "A Star Is Born"...all three versions...each of which I've watched many times over...and I still howl my eyes out...every time!!!!
Good to "see" you, Naomi...take good care. Hugs. :)
Naomi, you crack me up! :-) Mucous for caulking. *giggle* We have a t.v. station like that back in Maryland where I used to live. I never took the time to watch it, because I thought it just showed westerns and Mr. Ed. I'll have to look and see if they have something like that here in NY. I remember watching Merv Griffin and Mike Douglas. I always thought they looked so much alike. You're right, they took more time to interview people back then. I guess because it didn't cost so much to put on a show that they didn't have to go to a commercial break as often. Oh well. Glad to see a post from you again, and Happy 10th Blogiversary!
Yes, the cows are so pastoral. The ones in my photo chased us though!
I don't have cable or dish but sometimes we get some old channels, not the one you are talking about but similar. Most network stations seem to have a channel that showss old reruns and/or movies. I've been liking one on CBS called Decades and have caught some good stuff. I've also been reading memoirs by musicians of my day (Neil Young and Willie Nelson to start with) and feel similar about the '60s as you do about the Golden age. I only saw the Star is Born with Barbara Streisand.
You crack me up (a pun on caulking) on the imaginative uses for mucous!
Agree with what Lee says - we "oldies" are the lucky ones, as we have witnessed and enjoyed pure talent.
Hi and thanks so much for your visit...my blog has taken a back seat...not like you...still make the time to write and keep us all current to what's happening...
We get the Get TV channel, it's 478 on Verizon Fios...
well I do love tv Naomi, so now I have even more things to check out...
In love with that White Piano!!!! wow!
I started a new ukulele band called The GeriatriX!
we have gotten quite a few paying gigs already...so
much fun...and people seem to like us...
take care and all the best,
Cynthia ( Giuseppe says hello)
I had to smile about your idea of caulking the tub with mucous!!
The Cow painting is rather lovely, I'd enjoy it every day if it was hanging on my wall.
Those old TV shows are not familiar to me as I lived in England back then.
Hi Naomi! I was so glad to see this post. I check here often, and when you leave a post, it's just the nicest surprise.
I'm sorry about your health, I know it's a struggle. Know that I'm thinking of you...
What a terrific television station!
Do you have Netflix? It's pretty terrific. I have a flat screen TV, and there's a place for a USB on the back. I purchased a ROKU, and it has loads and loads of commercial-free stations on it. It streams through the WiFi. Oh, I hope I haven't given you a headache!
Anyway, take care!
My dear Naomi, I agree with you, so many times the past brings back lovely memories of great times and great experiences!!
I am glad that you are very grateful to be surrounded by so many lovely and happy moments of your past and also you are now surrounded by so much lovely moments and lovely friends too!
Love so much your birthday pictures part 3!
Just great that you just discovered the Channel called GET TV.
Sounds a wonderful channel for sure! I am glad you have been enjoying it!
Wishing you my dear friend Naomi, a lovely week.
Thanks for your always nice and sweet comments on my posts and I am so grateful for your adorable friendship!
Lots of HUGS and much LOVE!
Well I'm glad you had such a good day, sounds like you've found a TV station that is perfect for you! There is nothing wrong in looking back on good times and lovely memories, I think it's the negative ones we need to avoid.
I love that painting of the cows too.
I think British chat shows give the guests quite long slots, especially the bigger names. Someone like Madonna will have the whole show to herself.
About all I do anymore is remember and write about the past for the most part. For me there are so many special memories back yonder and just not very many at all over the past several years.
I enjoy those old programs also but I don't think we get "GET TV" here on our cable. We do have one channel that airs a lot of the old game shows but it's not the channel your discussing.
wow.. here I am late again!
Ohhh how I remember the Judy Garland show!!! she was all voice and long legs!!! And Perl Bailey! I loved her!!! (and her husband Louie Bellson! my favorite drummer!) And don't you know I just finished a book called Sons and Brothers about JFK and Bobby! (Bobby ran the country as much as JFK did!)... wow! great and enjoyable post Naomi!! Sorry I missed it earlier but glad you had a good day! They are rare among us and we cherish them!!! xoxoxoxox
I love your cows! They look so contented. (Carnation cows!)
I also love the vintage TV shows. I spend many hours with "What's My Line."
I hope you're feeling well, dear Naomi. Feisty as always, happy, and well.
Sure do agree with the pleasure derived from memories stimulated by possessions. Can also make parting with some items difficult when downsizing which I need to do more of.
Idea of using mucous amusing. I could sure contribute due to allergies, I guess, with lots of tissues. Remember the woman who made the news with her pictures created with clothes dryer lint?
Wish I'd been able to see Broadway shows but had to wait 'til a few made it to road companies, or some of stars appeared with other productions i.e. Juanita Hall? (orig. Bloody Mary) in "South Pacific" at the St. Louis Muni Opera. Movies often didn't have stage stars in the rolls they created on Broadway, but nothing compares to a live stage performance with a live orchestra in the pit!
Love those TV musical series and special shows! So many I didn't get to see when they aired due to other activities, but I'd enjoy viewing them now. I've had a ROKU box for a year but haven't used it. I've chosen to have only Antenna TV since being in the L.A. area gives me access to all the local comml stations, 2 PBS and more stations plus some occasional really good movies -- including musicals -- on the extra stations. Seems to me I've occasionally had some GET shows. Still I'd like to see Garland's shows, Torme's, Nat King Cole's and others.
When talk was starting our Corp. started them at all stations and we began doing our own hour and a half weekday live TV talk show with quintet, vocalists, guest stars when in town. Our host was offered the Cleveland, O. KYW beginning talk program but didn't accept cause he had committed to our Corp. So KYW (before call letters transferred to PA) hired some guy named Mike Douglas!
On a whim I recently downloaded Ethel Waters bio to my mini-iPad Kindle app to read when I traveled. I only knew the name, remembered she had been in the first movie I ever recalled seeing as a young girl -- "Cabin In The Sky" where I became an instant fan of Lena Horne -- but recalled Ms. Water being in that and some other movies years ago. I was totally unprepared to discover what a star she had apparently been in her day -- also, regarded as quite a singer, first black, or negro then, Broadway star. For some, apparently she could be difficult. I wonder what, if anything, you might have known of her talents? I wondered how objective her biographer had been.
Sure do wish I had GET TV! I'd be in love with all those Broadway classics! And the painting is so beautiful -- I know why you love it so much!
As for the mucuos (which I can't spell to save my soul) -- well, I can relate. Today I was getting my teeth cleaned and they gave me that little suction thing to hold which came in very handy. I said "I need one of these at home!" We bronchiectasis girls need all the solutions we can get! Hang in there!
I've just popped in to say "G'day, Naomi!" So, G'day, Naomi! :)
I hope all is well and life is treating you kindly...take care. :)
FWIW last Mon. nite I found GET TV on 46.2 on Antenna TV here in L.A. Area -- airing those pgms you mentioned, Garland, Merv every Mon. nite starting around 5 pm here, I think. Thanks for mentioning them so I was able to look fir them to watch in the months ahead.
Sometimes on a Saturday lunch time we get vintage American musicals and they are a joy.
How lucky you were to see Judy live - nothing could beat that.
When I was very young and naïve and Judy was going through hell I used to think if only she could come to stay and I could show her how simple life can be. I was VERY young at the time. Our past helps to keep us going and it can never be taken away.
How neat to look back at what at least seemed a simpler time. Our cows are Herefords but I enjoy watching them ruminate like that painting. Always relaxing.
Hi Naomi! Just checking in to see how you're doing. You haven't posted in a while, I just wanted to say hello, and let you know I'm thinking of you.
I'm late again, too. sorry about that. Love the cows - very serene. I will have to check if we get that TV channel; I've never heard of it before.
The cows are beautifully and simply painted. Hey, I remember watching Jack Paar when I was a child; he took plenty of time with each guest. Jack Douglas and his wife were two of the guests who charmed me.
I had to go back and read everything I'd missed, dear lady! I saw your comment over at Pat's and realized I hadn't dropped by in ages! So, a very belated Happy Birthday! And cheers from Savannah, GA to my Los Angeles touchstone! I'll have to look at see if comcast here has a station like you're getting! xoxoxox
I am just starting to read blogs again – my computer broke down and I had not been on the web for a long time. I checked and GET TV is not listed in the channels we can see in our area – I’ll keep looking. I did not know of Judy Garland until I came to this country – but I guess most people would not know famous singers from France either, apart from Edith Piaf maybe. It is so nice for you to be able to watch these artists that you knew. I know a while back I watched a movie of Fernandel in a French film, a famous comic when I was growing up and it felt so good to see him again.
My mother loved paintings of cows – she said that to watch them was very relaxing – of course she could only watch them in paintings or postcards because they were not often seen in Paris! Just like for you, I guess you don’t see them often on the streets of LA. I enjoyed reading your post. I hope that you feel well, apart from the mucus that is.
Sounds like a wonderful channel - i will look that up! Thought of you a bit ago and wanted to wish you a nice Thanksgiving.
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