overcast


the skies
and
my heart
are 
heavy 
this day
silly 
maybe
but 
today 
at 1 p.m. EDT
the last network televised episode of 
will air.

41 years 
of 
new episodes daily
except 
for major holidays 
when they re-ran some episode that maybe sort of or not tied into what the current storyline was  
a show 
that was once great 
it
dealt with social issues 
as well as the 
soapy absurd
but 
suffered in recent years 
due to the arrogance 
of the not so brilliant head of something or other 
at 
ABCDisney 
a man, Brian Frons, who 
decided 
perhaps as soon as he got the job 
that no one wanted to watch soaps.  

Whatever.  

I am sad 
I wont come home
after a long day dealing with reality 
to an escape 
albeit for only 45 minutes 
(without commercials, that's what the Fast Forward button is for) 

it was something 
I counted 
on to let me 
forget 
whatever 
upset 
or 
bugged me.  

Pine Valley with all its wacky citizens:

"The Great and the Least,
The Rich and The Poor,
The Weak and The Strong,
In Sickness and in Health,
In Joy and Sorrow
In Tragedy and Triumph
You are 
ALL MY CHILDREN"

thank you
Agnes Nixon
for some of the 
best 
silliest 
out there 
soapy 
characters and story lines
evah.


20 comments:

  1. I know how you feel...
    exactly the same for me when the
    final Sopranos aired... yes, it
    lives on in reruns and dvds, but
    I miss the newness of it ...

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  2. The series Lost doesn't quite compare but I was 'lost' after its finale. I loved that show!

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  3. Awww.. I'm sorry for you. I've gotten involved with a few soaps over the years.. never more than a few years at a time and not for at least 15 years now, but I do understand the loyalty and sense that those characters will always be there.

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  4. I never watched All My Children, but know how you feel...I've watched some good series that have ended....and when Alex Trebek leaves Jeopardy, so do I!

    Love your new photo with Toonman.

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  5. After the announcement I spent a few weeks going through the five stages of grief and thought I had reached acceptance, but the sentimentality of the episodes this week have brought me back. I always watched the show while I ate lunch (at home Monday thru Thursday) and would catch Friday's show over the weekend. So what the hell am I supposed to do at lunch now? I guess I'll go back to reading the paper. But sheeesh, it sucks to have to change a ritual I've had for so many years. And I'm sure going to miss all the characters.

    The sick irony is that all these years when people would give me hell for watching a soap, my answer was always, "I love the neverending aspect of it. You know how when you read a book and you get to the end and you wonder what happens next with the characters? Well with a soap you never have that problem."

    Well now I will. ABC sucks. I'm looking forward to "The View" today. An AMC special. I guess that's the least ABC can do. I hope it's the highest rated "The View" ever so they all feel like idiots.

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  6. This sucks! I hope you can find another show worthy of afternoon diversion. So sorry that some silly people with too much power made a decision to end a show excellent enough to last all these years.

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  7. Oh I hear ya, sista. It sucks when they cancel your favorite show and take your characters away. You get attached to them, and to the pleasant routine of checking in on them.

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  8. I've never gotten in to AMC, but for YEARS, my Mom and I watched Young & The Restless. We talked every day about "the story" or did you watch the stories?

    When she passed away, I quit watching. I know exactly how you feel. AMC had a fabulous run and I'm still baffled at how Ericka never ever aged...

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  9. Sigh, Pine Valley. Who sells Pine Valley tees??

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  10. I thought they were moving it to the web or something....

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  11. it was a great soap
    can't imagine TV without Susan Lucci
    sorry

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  12. totally agree it totally sucks...
    love the pic of NYC
    hugs

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  13. Today?! Man! hey didn't give it much time from when they announced it, did they?!
    I watched it back in junior high, the days of Greg and Jenny. Ha!
    RIP, All My Children.

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  14. Except for one season of General Hospital after my first baby was born, I've never been a 'soapy', but I send my condolences nevertheless. I'm always sad to tell my character friends goodbye, whether they're in a book or a movie or a sitcom.

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  15. a nice tribute to something that gave your respite & pleasure.
    Well done, Dar


    Aloha from Waikiki;

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  16. aww! that's how I felt when I saw every single one of the Gilmore Girls re-runs. A favorite show is just that-an escape from reality!

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  17. It's been a long time since I followed soaps, but I hated to see it go too. I remember watching as a girl, with my mom and grandmother, and it was my favorite for all the years I was home raising kids. I adored Erica, that bad, bad girl. Pine Valley will be sorely missed.

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  18. I was so disappointed in the finale today. I was hoping things would be wrapped up for us loyal viewers instead we get an episode of Dallas. *sigh*

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  19. I too feel sad. It's like I lost my family all in one day. I hope they fire the man who was the ended of All my children and One life to live . I don't want another cooking show. I want all my children back ..

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  20. Sorry about your show. My sister-in-law is terrified her favorite General Hospital might someday be off the air too. I used to watch Guiding Light, but that was decades ago.

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