I grew up back in the olden days, when we didn’t have a VCR until mid-childhood. I also remember getting our first microwave. I’m still not sure how I survived without either, but the latter drastically changed my life since I can’t cook.
But back to the dinosaur age of entertainment.
Since we didn’t have streaming abilities, I had to wait for a network to play my favorite movie: Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
It was usually on Thanksgiving night. I remember this bit (or I think I do), because I would stay up to watch it, even though I had to get up ridiculously early the next day to drive to Las Vegas with my parents for a soccer tournament.
The memory is so vivid. Me sitting too close to the TV and then dragging my tired buttocks out of bed the next morning.
Here’s the catch.
After including the movie in my latest release: The Setup, I started asking my California friends if they also stayed up to watch it every Thanksgiving.
As it turns out, no one remembers this.
How is that possible? Like I said, the memory is so distinct.
Then I said, “Maybe it was Mary Poppins. That was my other favorite. They both have actors and animated scenes.”
Nope. No one remember this either.
I asked everyone I stayed in touch with since childhood, and that’s a whopping one person, because I’m not really a people person.
Either I’m wrong or Miranda MacLeod is.
I hate to call her out like this, but she is totally wrong because I am absolutely never wrong about anything, which is why I never ever have to sleep on the couch after refusing to apologize for things. I’m never wrong.