Confessions of a 80’s TV Junkie (Dose of Sunshine)

You are my sunshine

You are my sunshine

As a kid I was a total tv junkie. I could quote you every line from every episode of Punky Brewster, Facts of Life, Care Bears, Rainbow Brite and many other 80’s girl shows. I could also sing you every line from any commercial shown during those years. Random fact: my all time favorite show was Kids Incorporated. I rehearsed every scene; you know just in case Renee quit and they needed me on a moment’s notice!

Sorry, I digress….so being such a 80’s tv savant I often liked to test out lines and catch phrases on my friends and family. Given the fact that I was such a shy kid, sometimes this created some hilarious and unexpected situations.
As was the case when my beloved, precious, petite, and oh so sweet Grandmother took my eight year old self out for a shopping day. She bought me several things, treated me to a movie, and followed that by dinner. On the ride home, while basking in the glow of new toys, I decided to try out  a line I had heard on the Facts of Life:
“Grandmother, you may be old, but you sure are loaded!”
I remembered that she laughed hysterically; my parents – not so much!

But hey – you take the good, you take the bad right? 😉

Grace and Jen Dec 1979

Oh how I miss that smile and laugh!

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