Here is the blog entry that I talked about. I really think it’s worth reblooging!
“It’s strange how the simple things in life go on while we become more difficult,” by Richard Brautigan.
In 1951, television began to change American culture, spending habits, and even family dynamics. Pre-1951 families mostly saved their money. Possessions weren’t thrown away; they were repurposed. At first TV seemed to bring families together. There might have only been one TV in a neighborhood. This meant all the children got together in one living room to watch Saturday morning cartoons and laugh together. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer was only on TV one time a year. No reruns. No chance to tape it and watch it later. This was an event. We made cookies and gathered as a family to watch it.
Now we can watch what we want when we want. For most families if you don’t like what is being watched on the living room TV, you go to the…
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