Tag Archives: Soap Opera

Scenes of Favorite Days – # 3 –

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I don’t know why this is a favorite day, but the whole thing was unusual and I just enjoyed it, I guess.

Another super windy day with sand blowing. Middle of the afternoon – power is out – furnace is out – it’s winter time again.

I’d been sewing Barbie clothes for the girl’s dolls, and also I had been watching my favorite soap opera. It was my mom’s favorite, too, and when it ended I called her to talk about it, as it was a very suspenseful episode. Then the power went out.

I was sitting on top of the kitchen table, the house was getting cold, and I didn’t know how to re-light the furnace (it was a gas pilot light and the wind had blown it out), but it was okay – we didn’t blow up.

One other thing though, was I’d been reading some kind of spooky stories about ghosts and such. It said the spirits loved the windy dark days, too, as the static electricity in the air was conductive to their appearing. I still always think of this on these kinds of days.

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~note~ I have no pictures of any of this today – no sand, no Barbie doll, no furnace, no table, no soap opera 🙂 – little pictures (doll, TV, & ghost) are from Free Clip Art~

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

Love Is In Da Blog – Opera – Day 25

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Love Is In Da Blog – Opera – Day 25

https://thebeewritesdownloads.wordpress.com/2019/02/25/love-is-in-da-blog-25-my-favourite-love-song-from-an-opera-prompt-post-for-february-26

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For today’s prompt suggestion, Bee has asked for opera songs. Thanks, Bee!

I don’t know much about operas or the songs they sing. I have heard a song or two from Charlotte Church, and Jackie Evancho which are really pretty, and amazing, but I’ve never seen an opera, and don’t go out of my way to listen to any. Sorry.

That’s why I’m going a bit off the rails today with this one. It is the theme song from a soap opera, so at least the word opera is there!

One of my favorite soap operas was Another World, created by Irma Phillips. It has since ended, but I watched it from the very first show to the end (1964 to 1999). Most soap operas are about the love stories between the many characters, along with all the drama and family dynamics.

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“Another World”, by Crystal Gayle and Gary Morris, was released from their album, “What If We Fall In Love”, in 1987. It was written by John Leffler and Ralph Shucket, and is on the Warner Bros. label.

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I’ve always seen myself as a reckless gambler
Risking all that I had
Whenever I could

But then one day it happened
You appeared like from a dream
And we moved in synch like dancing
With our hearts in harmony

You are my way
To another world
Your are the one who makes me fly so high
You are the rain when my spirits run dry
You give my life
A hope that’s real

‘Cause when I’m with you
You take me away
To another world

All my life I’ve been called a hopeless romantic
Waiting for my prince
To sweep me away
But when I found you I felt different
Than I ever felt before
Suddenly I was taking no chances
By walking through your door

To another world
Your are the one who makes me fly so high
You are the rain when my spirits run dry
You give my life
A hope that’s real
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© 2019 BS

 

Just Jot It January -Daytime Drama

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Just Jot It January  – Daytime Drama 

#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 1st, 2018

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Here it is January 1st already. Do you know what that means? It is time again for Linda’s “Just Jot It January”! Thanks, Linda!

Just follow the link above to find out the details of this month long challenge. Basically, anything you post to your blog is just fine for it. There are some suggested prompts if you want to use them, or just post whatever you want. It’s fun! 🙂

Today’s prompt word is brought to you by Ritu. You can find her blog at:  https://butismileanyway.com/2018/01/01/jusjojan-january-1st-2018-drama/

Thanks!

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Soapy Storytelling

Do you enjoy watching soap operas? How many of you admit to watching, and even enjoying soaps. Did you watch them in the past…do you still catch an episode now and then? Tuning in to ‘the stories’ has been a favorite pastime for many years, first on the radio, then on television.

I watched quite a few of them over the years. Only recently have I stopped.That’s because one by one, my favorites were cancelled after such long-running series. I’d watched “All My Children” since it’s beginning, in 1970, hardly ever missing a show. Then, after 41 years on the air, it was gone.

Soap operas are a fantastic feat in storytelling. The writers may have changed over the years, but from it’s inception, “All My Children” remained true to it’s creator’s vision. Agnes Nixon, who conceived of this soap opera, among many others, began just like all writers do to this day. She began with an idea, a vision of a story in her head. Putting pen to paper, she created the world of Pine Valley, and populated it with interesting characters.

There were many family groups, each with their own trials and tribulations, story lines, and more drama than any family should ever have to deal with. Eventually, all the characters in this imagined world, would come to know each other, and interact in all types of situations. During it’s run, it was a forerunner in bringing to light, many of the world’s concerns, and among the first to bring awareness, on air, to such groundbreaking issues as…the Viet Nam war, abortion, homelessness, racism, mental illnesses, diabetes, homosexuality, domestic violence, aids awareness, drug and gambling addiction, sexual harassment, and many other topics in the news of the changing times.

To have kept the story going all those years, and to have kept the audience interested and coming back for more, is a bit of writing genius, in my opinion. Can you imagine doing that…keeping your novel going for 41 years, writing a chapter each and every day, keeping the characters and plots moving forward? On top of all that, Ms Nixon and her team, managed to do the editing, rewriting, scripts, scenes, hiring of actors, television crews, and all others involved, and keep writing the story to make it all come together to meet the daily deadline.

Such is the world of soap operas. I applaud Agnes Nixon, for her dedication to her craft, for being such a wonderful storyteller, and for keeping me, and many thousands of soap opera fanatics, happy to tune in for another episode of the continuing story.

My copy of the history of “All My Children

Here you can find more about the soap opera, “All My Children”.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_My_Children

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note: First published on this blog in May 2014. Very few saw it back then, so this is a look back, and it fits the day’s prompt of ‘drama’.

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© 2018 BS