Once upon a time T.V. was a family ritual
Once supper had been made - and eaten
Once the dishes had been washed and dried
Once homework had been done
and darkness appeared
the drapes were drawn
the lamps were turned on
everyone gathered into one room
Often the kids spread out on the floor laying on their stomachs
and parents sat in their favorite spots
No one argued about what they wanted to watch
there was one t.v.
We laughed together
and rooted for teams together
for the laughs
for the wisdom
for the insight
but mostly for the memories
of one particular family gathered around the t.v.
creating memories I sometimes forget about now.
January 1923 - May 2013