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When I think of “cartoons”  I think of The Wizard of Oz, which scared my older brother so badly that he threw up his favorite candies, “turtles” which was a mixture of chocolate , caramel and pecans. (Yes, a bit off topic, but I argue that that movie has a cartoon like appeal.) My mom was pregnant with me and my brother was just short of 4 years old.   When I was born and my parents started taking both of us to movies, I was equally terrified of many parts of Fantasia.  Had nightmares for years about that movie.  Although (off topic) I also had nightmares of the loss of m&ms, in my life, later on.

When I think of cartoons, I think of "The Wizard of OZ", which scared my older brother so badly

As I grew Mighty Mouse became a favorite, Popeye and Olive oil were an afternoon constant.  Saturdays were the best of all, with Road Runner, Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck as well as Woody Woodpecker…much to my surprise many years later when as an adult,our family moved to a lake front location, we had a frequent visitor who was more than a foot long.The rambunctious woodpecker would sweep down when I was sitting on the lakeside deck reading and shriek  exactly like Woody Woodpecker. I nearly levitated the first time he swooped by me as I read.

My favorite cartoon of all time was Bullwinkle show.  My favorite part of the show was “Mister Peabody and his boy Sherman”.  They always explored science questions, history and other subjects from a dizzying perspective.   The whole show was a delightful satire.  I rushed home after school to watch and hoped that my older brother would be late coming home and that my ex stepfather never appear.  It felt safe.

PS, if you go online you can find several pictures of my two heroes.  When I was my early 40’s they reissued the cartoons on the old fashioned tapes, I bought the tapes a  Bullwinkle and Rocky T shirt.  I almost forgot….the fractured fairytales, were really funny too.

I have been unable to transfer the pictures of Rocky and Bullwinkle online to this site, but if you search you’ll find many pictures.

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born, lived, cried, appreciated, lost, found, lived, laughed, flew in my dreams,
taught others to fly in their dreams, became a telescope reflecting the stars,
dove to the depths of despair ,recovered and walked along the beach as the water escaped from the sea and erased my footprints.

Characterizations: been there


  1. Betsy Pfau says:

    “I am what I am”…yes I watched Popeye too, and many of the other cartoons that you mentioned. Guess we watched a lot of TV, even back in the old days!

  2. Patricia says:

    I also loved Peabody and Sherman, and always looked forward to watching the show. Funny the things we can bond over!

  3. rosie says:

    Thanks Betsy, I always enjoy your stories and am looking forward to reading more.

  4. rosie says:

    I didn’t realize that so many people watched this show every day. It is a funny thing to bond over. But I’m glad we all did. Thanks for reading it.

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