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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!



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Fifty Years Ago: Your Writer's Family Gathered To Watch "The Odd Couple"

Posted 03-27-2022 at 05:18 PM by case44

Hard to believe that fifty years ago, I can still remember Friday nights with my mother, father, and then-baby brother. As a family, we used to watch quite a bit of television. Perhaps, too much!

But whenever Friday night rolls around, I still reflect on a time fifty years ago when Dad was in the living room with me and we'd watch "O'Hara, United States Treasury" on CBS-TV. When it was over at 8:30, we'd skip the "Friday Night Movie" and turn over to ABC to watch "The Odd Couple". That theme song will never leave my mind every time Friday would come along. And not only that, but also the music tags coming back from the commercial break which featured an audio voiceover from either Jack Klugman or Tony Randall telling viewers that "The Odd Couple was taped in front of a live audience".

Yes, folks, if you were alive back in those days, then you remember it well. It was a great series for a changing time in TV. Viewers were still having to digest the words "In Color" even though, by 1971, every show on network TV was in full color. By the time "Love, American Style" made it to airtime, your writer was asked to get ready for bed. Oh, what I'd have given to just be five or six years older at that time. While there were other shows and series during that period that warrant close to equal mention, it's always "The Odd Couple" that still sticks out in my mind.

Fabulous memories of what definitely is a by-gone era. If you really want to recapture the experience, I guess you'll just have to go to your nearest retail store and get you that "Odd Couple" DVD collection. I still haven't gotten it yet, and perhaps I should, first chance I get.
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    The PlutoTV streaming app has Odd Couple TV show On Demand!

    Speaking of Klugman, I've enjoyed Quincy ME reruns. He's always fired up and urgently yelling in an amusing way of sorts.
    Posted 03-28-2022 at 09:33 PM by MoNative34 MoNative34 is offline

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