A Splice of Life

I spliced the scenes together

The early days of flickering frames in shades of black and white,

Three channels and Walter Cronkite’s signature sign-off, “And that’s the way it is.”

We begged for a color tv, if only for the Rose Bowl parade broadcast, but

I’d outgrown the delight of floats bedecked with hundreds of thousands of flowers by the time

The old RCA was replaced by a bigger, shinier new Zenith. Bonanza in color and Little Joe in

My dreams. Yeehaw.

(I owe the idea for this one, in part, to my friend LA at Waking Up on the Wrong Side of 50.:


Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

10 thoughts on “A Splice of Life”

    1. Little Joe in color was the answer to my prepubescent dreams. Some of my post pubescent ones, as well. When I grew up, though, I wondered why I didn’t take more notice of Adam. My oh my.

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      1. Actually you have made a very good point. Don’t laugh re the Bonanza boys. Personally even at the time I reckoned when it came to Adam……. Little J was the ‘quick fix’ pin up boy. I say no more except when you said to anybody re that, they looked like you had two heads. Adam was kind of darkly interesting …..

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      2. Yeah. I also think Joe was like the younger one so when you were younger a lot was about age you know. As for Hoss…well… let’s just leave Hoss out of it. I don’t think Hoss was bever going to cut it in the pin up stakes.

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      3. No, a Hoss poster wouldn’t have graced my walls; although, I believe he was a distant relative of mine. Figures, right? Why couldn’t I have been distantly related to Little Joe or Adam?


    1. I was born in ‘56, and I don’t remember ever not having one. But we were one of the last to get a color tv. Fortunately my maternal grandparents had one, so I did get a dose of color tv when it was still a relatively new thing.

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