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I hope you are enjoying the information about Pinecraft, Florida.  It's such a fascinating community of "plain people."  If I were Amish, I'd probably head to Pinecraft with it's warm sun and relaxed ways.  Oh, and as a farther enticement for people to donate $3 for the Pinecraft material, you'll receive an exclusive email within 24 hours.  The email will contain a 2 - 3 minute video of showing a typical "Amish breakfast" along with a short article (written by me) about the morning meal in "plain" homes.  The video shows first-hand what a typical breakfast in Lovina's kitchen is on a daily basis. And you get to see what I look like at 6 a.m., now if THAT isn't worth $3.......I'm a big believer in keeping content on this site free, and videos have always been free and future ones will be free also.  This "breakfast video", however, is one we shot back in October and I just saved it and forgot about it. So I consider this one a kind of "bonus."


Since I can't think of anything Amish-related to write about, I'll focus on the decidedly non-Amish topic of cartoons.  I'm not sure why my mind is on cartoons today.  My childhood Saturday mornings were filled with colorful cartoons, real cartoons, not the commercials-disguised-as-cartoons that today's kids have.  I was never a huge Tom & Jerry fan, which seemed to be on all the time when I was a kid.  But I loved Popeye. I'd sometimes even grab a can of spinach from the pantry and stick it in my shirt just like Popeye (SIGH, why do I share this stuff?)....the magic ended when I realized I couldn't squeeze the can open with my hand like Popeye did.  By the way, was the bad guy in Popeye episodes Bluto or Brutus?  Or both? There was also the "Sea Hag" on was always slightly unsettling to see Popeye beat up an old lady...The Jetsons were favorites, and so were Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam, Foghog Leghorn, and "Chilly Willy" (the annoying little penguin). Are any of these cartoons still around and on TV?   Ah, and compilation of childhood cartoons would be complete without recalling Scooby and the gang, although I thought the cartoon went downhill when they added Scrappy.    I also seem to remember a cartoon called "Sinbad", he was a sailor that "pulled his magic belt" to gain superhuman powers.   Of course, Disney favorites like Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse had been around for ages by the time I was a kid.....I was only mildly interested in them, but I loved Daffy Duck.   So does anyone have any cartoon favorites you'd like to share, gone but not forgotten favorites?

Re: Cartoons

You can find the older cartoons like the Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, Yogi, etc. on the Boomarang channel. Those
are the only ones I let the grandkids watch. To me, the newer ones with all the violence and weird characters are not what I call cartoons. I know, you can say there was violence in the older ones too,like Road Runner always getting whacked or Brutus tying Olive Oyl to the railroad tracks, but it was a cuter, funnier type. The new ones I have seen for a brief moment are disturbing to me.

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Re: Cartoons

"Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it, you can never get it back."


I believe it is Bluto.

 I have always been obsessed with Gumby, and I have a large collection of Gumby items.  Also, I liked Davey & Goliath and New Zoo Revue, which were on right after the farm report.  I remember getting up EARLY on Saturday to watch those.  Muppet Babies and Pee Wee's Playhouse were also favorites (now I am REALLY showing my age ;-)  For the most part, I always liked the puppet/claymation/costume kind of stuff more than the classic cartoons. 

 Carol, my dad still talks about seeing Wizard of Oz for the first time in color! 

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