When I was a kid my room was right next to our family room.

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My dad was a night owl, something I inherited. He would stay up late watching TV. Many nights I fell asleep to the voices of Mike Connors in Mannix, James Arness in Gunsmoke, or Raymond Burr in Ironside.

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Around the age of 14 I discovered the Radio Mystery Theater.

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These were one hour radio dramas broadcast late at night. I couldn’t wait until I could get under the covers and listen. The host was E.G. Marshall and he had an eerie tone to his voice that set the mood of the story. My imagination kicked into high gear picturing the scene as the actors said the words and the sound effects and music brought he unseen world to life for me.

Now at the age of 50, I still leave the TV on all night. Now I usually fall asleep to the voices of Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Monica, Phoebe, and Joey.

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I’ve also discovered the world of podcasts. Some of my favorites ones are . . .

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The Moth

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Strangers

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 Snap Judgment

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Little did my dad know as he sat in his recliner watching his favorite TV shows and snacking on chips and drinking ice tea that he was setting the foundation for his youngest daughter to become an author.

Thanks, Daddy.


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26 Comments on When I was a kid . . .

  1. katielowden
    July 29, 2015 at 12:29 am (2 years ago)

    Funny I fall asleep to my husbands snoring!! Lol
    I just finished Out of Time by Beth Flynn! What a book!! So many questions answered, but still have so many more!

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  2. Betül Erikci
    July 29, 2015 at 12:40 am (2 years ago)

    I LOVE The Bronze Horseman, it is one of my all time favorite books. Such an epic love story! (signed up for newsletter!!). I am thinking about starting Ruin & Rule by Pepper Winters, heard that the cliffhanger wasn’t too bad (otherwise I would’ve waited till the next book before starting). I can’t handle cliffhangers. I never listened to a podcast, maybe I should give it a try.

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    • Alison G. Bailey
      July 29, 2015 at 2:15 am (2 years ago)

      Did you read Tatiana and Alexander? Try and one of he podcasts and let me know how you like it.

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      • Betül Erikci
        August 1, 2015 at 12:54 pm (2 years ago)

        Yes I have read Tatiana and Alexander AND The Summer Garden. The Bronze Horseman was my favorite of the three books. I will 😉

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  3. Neena Christianson Martin
    July 29, 2015 at 1:51 am (2 years ago)

    I love all those old shows. One of my favorites was watching WGN at midnight on the weekends and watching the Charlie Chan movies.

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  4. whistleinthewind74
    July 29, 2015 at 2:25 am (2 years ago)

    Henry Cahill is so dreamy. He is my birthday wish.

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    • Alison G. Bailey
      July 29, 2015 at 3:18 am (2 years ago)

      LOL! I had the hardest time picturing who Alexander was for me and then BOOM! He popped in my head.

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  5. Mary Preston
    July 29, 2015 at 2:49 am (2 years ago)

    I can remember going to sleep listening to the TV shows my father was watching.

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    • Alison G. Bailey
      July 29, 2015 at 3:17 am (2 years ago)

      See, I knew there were more of me out there. 🙂

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  6. Emily Endrizzi
    July 29, 2015 at 3:06 am (2 years ago)

    I remember staying up late and listening to the movies my parents were watching. The one I particularly remember was Throw Mama from the Train. I just couldn’t imagine why anyone would want to throw their mom off of a train. Lol. Currently I’m reading Gone Girl.

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    • Alison G. Bailey
      July 29, 2015 at 3:17 am (2 years ago)

      LOL! I remember that movie. Oh, Gone Girl. I didn’t read the book but saw the movie. I thought the movie was fantastic.

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  7. Tanya Turner
    July 29, 2015 at 3:16 am (2 years ago)

    I think we had the same childhood lol Mine was my Nannie watching TV late at night. Oh and I’m a Friends addict….PIVOT! Lol Currently reading Elude by Rachel Van Dyken.😊

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    • Alison G. Bailey
      July 29, 2015 at 5:57 pm (2 years ago)

      I watch Friends every day. EVERY DAY! I love Ross.

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  8. 1006penguins
    July 29, 2015 at 6:44 am (2 years ago)

    I just finished Sweet Ache from K Bromberg

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  9. Christine Blood
    July 29, 2015 at 10:54 am (2 years ago)

    I remember watching Dallas and Knots Landing at night. During the day my mom always had a soap opera on ( As the World Turns, Guiding Light) Lol.

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    • Alison G. Bailey
      July 29, 2015 at 5:54 pm (2 years ago)

      Oh my gosh, my mom watched As The World Turns forever. My sister was born the same day Tom (Lisa’s son) was born. Of course, he aged a lot of quicker in soap opera world. LOL! I use to watch Dallas and Knots Landing too. LOL!

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  10. clickclickmycat
    July 29, 2015 at 11:40 am (2 years ago)

    That Henry is quite a looker. I’m reading “The Summer Girls”.

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    • Alison G. Bailey
      July 29, 2015 at 5:51 pm (2 years ago)

      That’s a perfect read for the summer. 🙂

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  11. exbuffalo2001
    July 29, 2015 at 1:29 pm (2 years ago)

    I sooo remember watching Gunsmoke with my Dad & Grandpa…..

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  12. bn100
    August 1, 2015 at 2:14 am (2 years ago)

    not reading anything now

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    • Alison G. Bailey
      August 4, 2015 at 9:40 pm (2 years ago)

      I don’t read while I’m writing a book, so I get in as many reads in between my books.

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