So there has been a lot of talk lately about the 40th anniversary of "Sesame Street." The show came out just as I was reaching the age where it would have had a significant impact on me. Every evening I would watch the Big 3 of "Sesame Street," "The Electric Company," and "Zoom!" I think it would both please and piss off my teachers that I did that. On the one paw they knew I was watching educational programing every night. On the other paw they would get pissed when I would spill secrets to the class about the show as they turned on the broadcast the next morning for us which was a repeat from the previous evening.
Thinking about watching the shows then opened the floodgates of other memories of the time. I actually had memories of kindergarten where we listened to radio shows. Radio?!? Holy crap! My! How times have changed! Of course I have very fond memories of listening to the CBS Mystery Theater on drives with my parents as we came home late from parties at my relatives. I know I could probably find them online or on cd, but it would be insignificant. It was one of those things where it was the complete moment that can never be re-created; a boy in the back seat of a '72 Bel Air at 10:30pm listening to a spooky broadcast. OK. Enough nostalgia for today. Gotta keep livin' in the present.