Random conversation on the way to the mall…
Keith: (Noticing someone’s brightly colored pants as he walked by) Wow, look at those green jeans.
Denise: Remember Mr. Green Jeans? And Captain Kangaroo.
D: Was Captain Kangaroo just on local stations? Or maybe that was Sheriff John who was local on L.A. stations.
K: I don’t know. I was lucky; I could get reception for both San Diego and L.A. stations.
D: You were lucky! You had more choices than I did.
K: The local stations in L.A. were odd numbers–like 9, 11, 13.
D: Yes, 5 too. And the big three networks were on 2, 4, and 7.
K: CBS on 2, NBC on 4, ABC on 7. I remember those.
D: What were the letters on the local stations? Like KTTV?
K: Channel 11. KTLA was 5.
D: It’s weird how we remember station numbers from our childhood.
K. Yes, I don’t remember the numbers from any other place I’ve lived.
D: Do you remember the San Diego stations from when you were a kid too?
K: I think so. ABC was on 10.
D: Were we supposed to exit there?
K: Yes, but we were busy talking about television stations.
Where do those random conversations come from? I am filled with gratitude that I get to have a partner to live with during this pandemic. No telling what I would be talking to myself about!
3 thoughts on “Random Conversation on the Way to the Mall”
From an observation of someone’s green jeans in the mall to a catalogue of television stations in California! That’s random! Our minds are wonderful in their ability to spark synapses and take us to so many places. I remember Mr. Green Jeans, too. He was national, in CBS, I think.
I feel exactly like you, “I am filled with gratitude that I get to have a partner to live with during this pandemic.” I LOVE these stream of consciousness dialogues, how fun it is to wander into weird, random memories. Yes, I remember Mr. Green Jeans!!
That random conversation sounds like so much fun! It sure helped to pass the time for you and I agree that long term memory is very interesting, I remember names of children I was at school with years ago and can’t remember the name of the person I just met! Not being American I have no idea about any of those stations!
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