Tuesday, December 8, 2009

As The World Turns

december 8 2009

The news came as a huge shock: next year they'll make the last part of As The World Turns.

I'm not that kind of person who discusses a soap with my friends.
But my children know that As The World Turns is a part of my life.

It was in 1985 when I was pregnant when my gynaecologist told me to take a rest each afternoon.
I should either sleep or watch TV, was his strict advice.

Well, sleeping was out of the question. I was far too energetic to keep myself asleep in the middle of the day for an hour without being a restless wreck during the night, so I switched on the TV and found something to look at.

It was in the time that we couldn't zap without pushing a button at the TV itself, so even though I was bored I didn't switch channels.
My attention was caught and during the next week I became a fan.

I've watched ATWT ever since and during the years I've missed about 10 episodes. That's all.
Whenever I couldn't see it it was recorded by one of the children and I was able to watch it whenever it was convenient.

My children have told me that whenever they would get the chance they would apply for a role for me to act with "my second family". And my oldest has promised to be on the look out for Elizabeth Hubbard, who plays Lucinda Walsh, when he's in Amsterdam. She's been here playing in the main national soap for three weeks this summer.

Well, I don't think I'll ever get an invite anymore.

But I know I'll miss As The World Turns when it stops.


  1. Sorry you are losing your soap.I use to watch Days of our Lives with my mom.She is gone now.I still sometimes wonder how some of the characters are doing.The soaps are so addictive.Have a good day.

  2. I know the feeling well. I have been watching All My Children since it's inception and it has become a part of me.

  3. About 16 years ago I was really into ATWT. Years before that I remember my Aunt Eva listening to ATWT on the radio during the short time it was simulcast over radio and TV. Later on, kids would rush home from school to watch Dark Shadows everyday at 4pm. Then at 4:30, The Edge of Night. By the way, I watched the very first episode of General Hospital! My favorite thru the years has been Y&R.


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