“Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives…”
I first heard those words in 1965 and they’ve been with me ever since. Suffering right along with Julie’s shoplifting arrest, teenage rebellion, and the death of her mother, Addie, I shed tears during Susan’s heartbreaking loss of her infant son.
With more people coming back from the dead than a town-full of zombies, “Days” and I have been life-long friends.
A young mother when the soap first aired, I spent much of the day cleaning, washing diapers and caring for an infant…except for that one delicious half-hour (Expanded to a full hour in 1975). All thoughts of cooking, cleaning or laundry suspended—once a day, five days a week.
And, I wasn’t the only one. Several friends and I would yack on the phone for a half-hour or so, rehashing the trials and tribulations of the Horton family and friends.
“Would Bo rescue Hope in time?”
“Would Mickey find out Laura’s secret; that her baby belonged to his brother, Bill?”
We had an absolute ball gossiping about the people of Salem and their laundry list of triumphs and tragedies.
Hard to believe, but I first viewed Days Of Our Lives forty-five years ago? Never mind how long it’s been on the air. How did I get this old?
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Days of Our Lives 45 Years: A Celebration in Photos by Greg Meng and Eddie Campbell, is a treasure for all DOOL fans. Never before seen photos!
The Horton Family in 1973: Back Row: Edward Mallory (Bill), John Clarke (Mickey), Marie Cheatham (Marie), John Lupton (Tommy). Front Row: Frances Reid (Alice), Macdonald Carey (Tom), Patricia Barry (Addie)
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