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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Gunsmoke Worthy

Once, many moons ago, Little Bit came to me and stood with big brown eyes, all serious. "Papa," she asked, "Am I Gunsmoke worthy?"

After assurance she smiled and climbed into my lap. Afterwards, when she visited, and if Gunsmoke was scheduled, we'd share the program as one. It was our little thing. To be granted status as Gunsmoke worthy meant one was qualified to watch Papa's favorite show and knew silence was the rule. And, one never, ever, tried to watch any other program when Gunsmoke was aired. Never.

Sweet Wife has lost her Gunsmoke worthy status.

Blame it on Hallmark. Believe it or not.

If you work for Hallmark you're on my list.

Stephen

18 comments:

  1. Can't pass up a Gunsmoke episode.

    I bet you've never heard ole Marshall Dillion say .. "Miss Kitty have you ever thought of running away?" Settling down, will you marry me If I asked you twice and begged you pretty please. She'd of said Yes in a New York minute. They never tied the knot. His heart wasn't in it ... Stole a kiss as he road away ... He never hung his hat up at Kitty's place ...

    I should've been a Cowboy ...

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    1. It was 'tuff to admit you were in love with a reformed prostitute in 1876...

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  2. My 6 year old grandson likes to spend Friday night at our house so we can get up at 5 AM to watch The Rifleman. AMC runs several episodes every Saturday.

    Good story, Stephan.

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    1. Oh, that's early. Our local show time is from 1500 - 1700...I miss it most of the time. Thanks, CoolChange.

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  3. Great story! I grew up watching that show!!!

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    1. Yeap, our age is showing, isn't it. Thanks, my friend.

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  4. That's a great story. Our Sunday nights, while growing up, revolved around Dodge City & the Ponderosa. We didn't answer the phone or the door, either. Those shows were important. :^)

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    1. What bugs me is most of them (if not all) are long gone. Thanks, my friend.

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  5. Met Hoss in Virginia City one day during Mackay Days. Biiig man! Kinda in his cups from everyone buyin' him a pitcher which looked like a water glass in his paw.

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    1. He was an interesting man...I remember the day he died. Thanks, Skip. And, welcome.

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  6. My fondest memorie is watching Lawman, Paladin, and Gunsmoke with my dad. His rough hand holding mine....mom screaming from the bedroom to turn off the TV and come to bed....Me wishing we could watch FOREVER.... *sigh*

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    1. I sat at my father's feet on Sunday evenings and we both critiqued the gun handling...especially the draw stance of Richard Boone...silly. Thanks, my lovely friend.

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  7. That Wife has been watching that hallmark crap, and I cannot keep myself from making editorial comments- some make her laugh, some get me on her S List.

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    1. Sweet Wife throws items at me when I open my mouth...it's kinda fun. Thanks, my friend.

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  8. That edge you walk . .

    Sweet, funny - even mirthfully menacing . . . and . . a little poignant.

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    1. Yes, I stride the razor from time to time. This isn't a good Christmas for me. Thanks, Sweet Lady.

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  9. For me and Boo, it's Star Trek. He loves to curl up and watch Kirk and McCoy.

    And I feel your pain about the Hallmark channel. Be strong.

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    1. Thanks, Daddybear....Boo has good taste.

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