Tuesday, July 26, 2016

@LindaMassucci - Saturday Mornings of Yesteryear

There was a time when Saturday mornings meant a bowl of sugary cereal, orange juice, and a Zenith television with dials. There were three channels to choose from, and all were showing cartoons.

There was no need for channel blocking or cringing over embarrassing commercials. Television stations had guidelines for morning programs, and commercials actually appealed to the audience watching the show. Do you remember what Mikey liked? How about an Hawaiian Punch? Jiffy Pop- the family fun treat?

Cartoon characters were are heroes. Superman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman, and Batman all provided a sense of security and belief that doing the right thing is always the best choice. Spiderman always reminded us that ‘with great power there must also come great responsibility’. Superman always maintained his strong moral compass and used his powers for the benefit of humanity. Wonder Woman fought for justice, love and peace. Her Lasso of Truth reminded all that liars always get caught. Batman, after witnessing the murder of his parents, took an oath for justice. He used his wealth, talents in martial arts, and science & technology skills to make the world a better place.

I reminisce over childhood Saturday mornings and smile. The cartoons allowed children to dream, imagine and wonder. Our heroes never disappointed us, even though they had their flaws. What a great lesson for every child- even with our flaws, we still have so much to contribute.

Linda Massucci is the author of the Manciano Family Saga. The first story in the trilogy, ‘Legacy of Grandpa’s Grapevine’ is available for purchase and has been entered in the Mark Twain Award for First Novel published by an author. The second story in the trilogy, ‘Mama’s Bookends’, was released in March 2016. She is presently writing the last story in the trilogy- ‘If There Hadn’t Been You’.
Linda loves to travel and writes about all the wonders of America on her travel blog: Travels with Sissy. If you know of a destination in America Linda should visit, please let her know. She can be contacted via her website at www.lindamassucci.wordpress.com ‘I have also ventured into submitting my travel articles to magazines. Please email me with any magazines you think may be of interest.’

Linda also loves dogs! At the beginning of each month, she writes ‘Maggie’s Thought for the Month’. Each lesson reflects on how her dog Maggie looks at life, and how humans would enjoy life so much more if they did the same. Maggie loves to get likes on her blog, so please be sure to leave one on Facebook via www.facebook.com/lmmassucci or www.twitter.com/@LindaMassucci

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