When I was growing up life and times were much simpler. The world moved at a little slower pace. The kids actually played outside, were active and used their imaginations.
When younger we played games like Mother May I; Red Rover; Red Devil; Hide & Seek. All of which involved running. On the weekends you saw kids outside playing until the sun went down (Man, don’t let those street lights catch you outside!). You would NEVER find kids inside on computers, on video games, or just lying around listening to mp3 players! Obesity was not even a word that we had ever heard of! TV watching was down to a minimum. But two night time shows that I absolutely LOVED were “Love Boat” & “Fantasy Island”. The were funny and entertaining sitcoms. Looking back on them now, yea they were cheesy but they were entertaining.
I just found out that actor Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalban y Merino better known as Ricardo Montalban has died at the age of 88. Very sad news. He was born in Mexico in 1920 and died in California on 1/14/09. In case you youngins’ have no clue who he was. He played the role of Mr. Roarke from Fantasy Island, among other television roles. In the late 70’s Mr. Roarke was a part of my youth. I found it fascinating how he made people’s fantasies come true. There was always some sort of mystery to be solved! Always someone who needed to know that they really did matter, always some sort of magic to make! Plus he had that funny little side kick “Tattoo”!!
R.I.P Ricardo Montalban… You will be missed.