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How Well I Remember

I'm often reminded how quickly I forget

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Comment from Liz O'Neill
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This has a sense of a genre of a stream of consciousness. I do love that technique. My favorite is in Jack London's short story To Build a Fire. This theme will draw the reader in to reminisce about their tv adventures. My partner's tv eventually gave out. It was the kind with the big part in the back. It knew I would want to keep it as long as I could so when it went, it flat-lined. Literally. The only part that came on and lighted up was one thin white line. If you peaked inside that line you could see the picture of a bit of the show. So, I had to cave and got a refurbished $80 medium-sized flat screen. After I figured how to hook it up, it has been working for 5-6 years. This was fun.

 Comment Written 20-Oct-2020


reply by the author on 20-Oct-2020
    Hello again LIZ ! I was about to sign off--at 2 am--and you popped up--twice! So pleased you enjoyed the piece--just as I enjoyed your TV tale. Stop by anytime! Cheers. LIZ
Comment from Jannypan (Jan)
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I enjoyed your fun post, Liz, although the break-up of your marriage wasn't fun. You did a great job with the details of the old tv vs. the new one and the WC Fields scene. I like your comment in the notes about your brains.

[ I knew he'd love it as I did. (add pace after period)It must have been thirty years since I'd seen it last; I was so looking forward to watching W.C. frolic with a sheep-in-bride's-clothing.
Thanks for sharing.
Respectfully, Jan

 Comment Written 17-Oct-2020


reply by the author on 17-Oct-2020
    Thanks for stopping by! Always a pleasure. Cheers. LIZ
Comment from estory
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Another great piece that uses this central figure of the TV set to conjure all kinds of experiences; memories of a dysfunctional marriage, past laughs shared with your dad, even the relationship of your daughter and her boyfriend. Everything is connected through this TV set, and I find this use of an object, a common thing in everyone's experience, as an interesting vehicle for commentary on our experience of life. Told again with your usual wit and word play that is always so much fun to enjoy. estory

 Comment Written 17-Oct-2020


reply by the author on 17-Oct-2020
    So nice to see you again! Cheers. LIZ
Comment from Sanku
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Though you say you have forgotten many details ,I think you still remember so much,-the details a bit mixed up.
It is an interesting article .while reading I often thoght of the things I have forgotten....

 Comment Written 17-Oct-2020


reply by the author on 17-Oct-2020
    Thanks for stopping by! So pleased you liked the piece. Cheers. LIZ
Comment from equestrik
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I enjoyed reading these as they are well written and also because I have had to 'eat crow' a few times myself as I remembered something a completely different way than how it was in reality.

 Comment Written 16-Oct-2020


reply by the author on 17-Oct-2020
    Thanks for stopping by! Always nice to see you. So pleased you liked the piece. Cheers. LIZ
Comment from elchupakabra
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I did not take your advice and go watch the Chickadee movie but at some point I think I may have to to truly understand the second part. Regardless, I thought the writing was irreverent. Great work and thanks for sharing, later daze.

 Comment Written 12-Aug-2020


reply by the author on 12-Aug-2020
    Thanks for stopping by. I had a lot of fun with this one! The quick flick is worth watching. Cheers. LIZ
Comment from CrystieCookie999
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You did a good job writing about the possible scenarios you may have remembered with improvements here and there, either simplification with the TV, or creative embellishment with the W.C. Fields sheep and goat scene. It seems the human brain likes order and organizing its own memories. Funny pun with 'baaa-ride."

 Comment Written 11-Aug-2020


reply by the author on 12-Aug-2020
    Thanks for stopping by. I had a lot of fun with this one! The quick flick is worth watching. Cheers. LIZ
Comment from Iza Deleanu
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Ha, ha, ha another funny and entertaining story by Liz:) Passages that I found to be hilarious:"
When I got married to Mr. Wrong #1, on July 8, 1979--a date that shall live in infamy-'", "It was a no-lose deal. Free trial, return shipping at no charge. "Best-Man" Chuck--my "co-tube-r"--was curious to compare the performance of the oldster to the middle-ager. " Thank you for sharing,

 Comment Written 26-Jul-2020


reply by the author on 28-Jul-2020
    Thanks for the bonussssss! More important to me is that you were entertained--I aim to amuse! Cheers. LIZ
Comment from A Little Bird
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Congratulations on this well-written anecdote. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I'm sorry to hear that your marriage dissolved. Stay healthy and safe during these difficult times!

 Comment Written 25-Jul-2020


reply by the author on 25-Jul-2020
    Glad you were amused! Cheers. LIZ
Comment from Shirley McLain
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I think your stories make me think of how family legends get started but now there is no basis to base facts on because the story has been handed down for 100 years, more or less, and facts get skewed in minds along the way. So you demonstrated how facts get changed in our minds. Great job. Shirley

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 Comment Written 15-Feb-2020


reply by the author on 15-Feb-2020
    Thank you, Shirley! You got that right. I hear tell of family feuds re which nobody recalls what started it. Of course, the feuding parties always recall WHO started it--SHE did! (I just posted a piece on that subject titled--guess what!--She started it.) Cheers. LIZ