Thursday, April 12, 2012

Today's A-Z Challenge is brought to you by the letter K...

When I was a kid, I raided the fridge the moment I arrived home from school. My mother wasn't home to stop me, so I ate whatever I pleased. I considered it payment for her not being there to cook for me.

Most of the time, I took the supper-like snack into the living room and snapped on the tv. In those days, one had to actually wait for the tubes in the tv to warm up before the screen would display anything. After that, one had to fiddle with the antenna to properly tune in the channel to see anything more than static or snow.

Klondike Kat

My first choice for afternoon viewing was cartoons. Klondike Kat in particular. I loved that Klondike Kat was such a dope and got into hilarious jams trying to catch his nemesis, Savior-Faire, a crafty, cheese thieving mouse. Savoir-Faire went around with a big thug-like dog, who may not have been too bright. 
I don't remember a whole lot about the episodes. What I remember most is the wonderful feeling of being home alone, with the fridge and the tv to myself. Those were the days...


  1. I used to watch cartoons right after school, too. My mom was home, but she worked from home so she was usually busy until much later.

    Good luck with the challenge!

    Dianna Fielding

  2. Ah, if we could only return to those simpler days.

  3. You grew up and prospered, despite an unhealthy food diet and the rubbish cartoons. hehe.

  4. I can't remember what I did after school? But my best guess would be settling you and the others in front of the TV to watch Klondike Kat, then heading for the kitchen to do the left over dishes and start supper, for when the elders finally arrived home from their respective jobs.

  5. Hello, Tilden! That sounds like a fun afternoon after school. When my siblings and I got home from school, my mom was there, so there was usually a boringly healthy snack on the table waiting for us, LoL. Then we'd play for an hour and start homework at 4. Afterwards it was more playtime (usually outside but if it was raining we'd create ultimate Lego worlds) until my dad got home from work and it was dinnertime. Ahhh, those were the days. School and play! Fun times. :)

    Have a lovely week and happy A to Z!!

  6. you had a fun after school afternoon!i just remember doing lots of homework:)

    Happy A-Zing!

  7. Tube TVs I remember of course, not that cartoon, though. I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month. My alphabet is at

  8. Those were the days! Nice to find you through A-Z. :)

  9. Dude I watched Matlock after school, Quincy and Columbo with my Grandpa Allen, lol!!


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