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I was listening to a Boss of the Swamp video in which he mentioned the shows he watched as a child.  Since they were much of the same as the ones my husband and I watched (we are about the same age as the Boss), I was wondering if our childhood television watching had anything to do with our homesteading today.  Little House on the Prairie, The Waltons, Swiss Family Robinson, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, My Side of the Mountain.  On the same hand, I was wondering why, if that is true, others our same age were not homesteading.  Just fun to contemplate.
 
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Gilligan’s Island taught me: if a zombie apocalypse happens, get stranded with two babes – Mary Ann and Ginger

Star Trek, My Favourite Martian, The Munsters, Bewitched, The Addams Family, The Magic Roundabout, and H R Puff n Stuff taught me: to be accepting of different people and viewpoints.

Mr Ed, Lassie and Skippy taught me: animals are smarter than we appreciate … and if respected, give more than they receive and we deserve.

The Beverly Hillbillies, Petticoat Junction, It’s About Time, Dad’s Army taught me: to be more considerate of people who aren’t paper-educated, and appreciate old wisdom.

Lost In Space, Get Smart, Hogan’s Heroes, Mission Impossible, MacGyver taught me: getting in shit is easy, getting out of it takes a lot of thought and creativity.

The Brady Bunch taught me: what fiction REALLY is when it comes to family dynamics. And, the world doesn’t revolve around a white minority.

Monty Python, Batman/Superman and MASH taught me: the absurdity of everyday life, satire, innuendo, surrealism, parody, eccentricities, and much more.

The Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, X Files and Doctor Who taught me: shit happens at the most inopportune time and it sometimes ends badly.

I Dream Of Jeannie and The Good Life taught me: what the perfect potential wife looks like and her capabilities!!


(I did watch a fair share of TV, but in defence, did play rugby, cricket and squash - and helped Dad in the garden, so wasn't a couch potato!)
 
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