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River Wood

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Sigh.....have you had withdrawls because you didn't have a TV or something that was your entertainment? :DOH!


I don't watch tv that often....I'm usually outside or gone somewhere.....but do have a few programs that I like to watch the few times that I sit down.......

Dish is out and has to be moved due to a tree that I am not willing to cut down or trim...which means digging and a few more days....


Wonder how the people made it using the outhouse...not having electricity...walking 5 miles to school, one way...up hill with no shoes....etc....
 

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We haven't had a TV for over two years. I spend too much time on the Internet to miss it. I DO miss the Internet when it goes down, but I've also lived without it before. Really I get less entertainment and more information from it than anything.
 

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We have a tv but only get one local channel, with rabbit ears. We use it for movies. Not much time for movies though. We haven't had tv for many years. We first got rid of it when our boys were at home.

But I do miss my internet when it is down!
 

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We have 2 TVs, but I don't watch that much. On average, I usually watch about 2 hours per week. I have too much outside stuff to do. I MIGHT have time for it when I retire in 19 years!!!! LOL
 

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Oh, it does bother me to go without TV. It is almost always on even when I'm doing other things in the house. We have two tv's only but they are some obnoxious big flat screen ones (love them!!!).
 

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the only time being without t.v. ever bothered me was the week after gary's funeral. we had an ice storm that knocked power out for 4 days/nights. i had absolutely NOTHING to do except sit and crochet by flashlight and THINK THINK THINK. it was brutal!!!
 

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I'm finding with age, television is less important. However, I do like it on in the background but it has to be a news channel. I'm a news junkie which is a good thing as my family is in the newspaper business.
 
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I hardly ever watch tv,during the day I am outside alot and at night I am on the computer..Sooo..you could take the TV (but you would make my hubby a very unhappy person
) but dont touch my computer.
We have a tv in almost every room of the house, one being a big screen. Buying the big screen didnt help---still dont watch. Ummm...the only tv I do watch, is over foaling season, and that would be the tv with the barn cams hooked into it...which sits right next to my computer. :DOH!
 

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I hardly ever watch tv. So I could easily go with out as long as I had my computer with the internet.
 

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I just got this email yesterday. Timing was too much a coincidence not to post it here. I think a lot of us would agree that we accept things from both the TV and Computer that we would never allow in our homes otherwise. Thank goodness we can change them or turn them off when necessary cause I sure wouldn't have to do without either of them..

"A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small Texas town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family. The stranger was quickly accepted and was around from then on.

As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my family. In my young mind, he had a special niche. My parents were complementary instructors: Mom taught me good from evil, and Dad taught me to obey. But the stranger...he was our storyteller. He would keep us spellbound for hours on end with adventures, mysteries and comedies.

If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always knew the answers about the past, understood the present and even seemed able to predict the future! He took my family to the first major league ball game. He made me laugh, and he made me cry. T he stranger never stopped talking, but Dad didn't seem to mind.

Sometimes, Mom would get up quietly while the rest of us were shushing each other to listen to what he had to say, and she would go to the kitchen for peace and quiet. (I wonder now if she ever prayed for the stranger to leave.)

Dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions, but the stranger never felt obligated to honor them. Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home... Not from us, our friends or any visitors. Our longtime visitor, however, got away with four-letter words that burned my ears and made my dad squirm and my mother blush. My Dad didn't permit the liberal use of alcohol. But the stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular basis. He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly and pipes distinguished. He talked freely (much too freely!) about sex. His comments were sometimes blatant, sometimes sugges tive, and generally embarrassing.

I now know that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly by the stranger. Time after time, he opposed the values of my parents, yet he was seldom rebuked... And NEVER asked to leave.

More than fifty years have passed since the stranger moved in with our family. He has blended right in and is not nearly as fascinating as he was at first. Still, if you could walk into my parents' den today, you would still find him sitting over in his corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures.

His name?.... . . .

We just call him 'TV.'

He has a wife now....We call her 'Computer.
 

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