Share Your World for February 1, 2021

Time once again for Share Your World!

Or, Cher Your World, if you prefer…

Melanie has all the details and whatever over at her place. So now, if you’re quite ready, let us begin…

If the government offered to suspend all laws, and law enforcement for 24 hours, letting you (and everybody else) do whatever you wish. . . Would you be in favor of it, or not? You mean anarchy? No.

What would be the creepiest thing you could say while passing a stranger on the street? "Have a nice 24 hours." Kind of like "have a nice day" with a veiled threat…

As a child, what did you think would be great about being an adult, but isn’t as great as you thought it would be? Staying up late.

What, in your opinion, has been blown way out of proportion? I take the Fifth on that.

Where is your ‘happy’ place? My dreams. The stranger they are, the happier I am.

The line "And now, if you’re quite ready, let us begin" that I used above was borrowed from Frazier Thomas, a legend in Chicago children’s television, host of Garfield Goose & Friends, Bozo’s Circus, and Family Classics, his creation, where he selected films that were suitable for family viewing and showed them on late Sunday afternoons in the baseball offseason. For many kids who grew up in Chicago, the playing of "Moviescope," the library music that accompanied the opening, signaled the end of the weekend. I had friends that attended Gordon Tech and Lane Tech High Schools (Gordon was Catholic, Lane was public) that were literally across Addison Avenue from each other and within a block of the WGN studios, and they would talk about seeing Mr. Thomas on the 152 bus, going to work as they were going to school. One day at work, Mr. Thomas had a massive stroke and died.

By the way, the books you see on the shelves were made from old telephone directories. Not much of a plot, but a hell of a cast…

16 thoughts on “Share Your World for February 1, 2021

    1. Cher your world..very pun worthy. You had a bit of anarchy almost 3 weeks ago and that was not good. It can happen anywhere so I’m With you..a hard NO. I thought I wouldn’t have to answer to anyone when I grew up…what the hell was I thinking??i think it would be creepy to hear, “ I know where you live.” Either that or “ Brussel sprouts are THE best.” As for blown way out of proportion….the Kardashians’ ass, boobs, lips, their reason for being famous,

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  1. “Have a nice 24 hours.” Kind of like “have a nice day” with a veiled threat…” hahahah so that 25th hour, they better watch out!


  2. Thanks, John for Sharing Your World! What an interesting ‘peep’ into your life as a youth! What a character that fellow must have been! Imaginative too. Sad to go that way, but they say it’s quick at least. O_o Anarchy! That’s the exact word! Nothing good could come of that. I agree too that ‘staying up late’ does turn out to be vastly overrated. When I was gainfully employed, I used to mourn the sleep time I had lost as a child and young woman, because I wanted to stay up late. Yeah. One lives and learns!


    1. People who had grown up with Frazier Thomas were quite understandably upset when they heard the news, because we all felt like he was a member of the family. You might say his was an avuncular presence. I talk about one of his shows here:

      If I had to to do over, I’d keep Mayberry hours: up at 7, in bed by 10. I realize now there’s really no point in depriving oneself of sleep.


  3. My parents seemed to let me stay up as late as I wanted if I didn’t have school the next day. Sometimes I’d be up til near sunrise watching all night movies. Now if I can make it much past 11 it’s an amazing feat. Give me sleep any night.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out


    1. There was an all-night talk show on WDAI in Chicago when I was in high school. Sometimes the topic would be serious, other times it was really off the wall. The host would play comedy records between segments of the show (that’s where I first heard Tom Lehrer and Stan Freberg). Some summer nights, I’d be with him all night. There were a few times I wanted to stay up and listen on school nights, but Mom would always catch me and make me turn it off and go to sleep.

      By the time I reached my mid-30’s, I’d be asleep in front of the TV with a cat on my lap by about 9:30 on Friday night.


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