Thursday, August 27, 2020

August Happiness Challenge -- Day 27

Today's happiness -- Peyton Place. This nighttime soap ran for five years (1964-1969). My parents watched it during the early years, but made me leave the room. By forbidding it, my parents cemented my fascination and curiosity. In 2013 I got the series on DVD and binged on all but the last season.

Today it came up, out of the blue, when I was Zooming with Will. He asked me to help him see how Zoom works with his new computer and camera. Somehow he ended up quizzing me -- going through a list of actors and actresses who appeared on Peyton Place and asking me who they played. My encyclopedic knowledge of this crap delighted him. This time with Will was the lightest, silliest hour of my day.

THIS JUST IN: Will found out Friday morning that his aunt -- his late mom's baby sister -- died last night. For reasons of both finance and Covid, he doesn't think he can attend the service in Long Island. I'm glad that we could spend some time Thursday being goofy.

Each day in August you are to post about something that makes *you* happy. Pretty simple. And, it doesn't even have to be every day if you don't want it to be. It's a great way to remind ourselves that there are positive things going on in our lives, our communities, and the world.

1 comment:

  1. Oh! How sad that he might not be able to grieve with his family.