Thursday, December 29, 2011

Day 204 ~ Good Byes Are Not Forever

After spending two weeks in the land of what were you thinking and the city of Christmas bliss, today I decided to take a breather.   Today I came home to a little reality or not.  I reacquainted myself with the going ons of Landview, Pennsylvania.

Well most of you will immediately think, there is no such city in The Keystone State.  I will beg to differ, because on the long running ABC soap opera One Life to Live it very much exists.

Back in September, along with forty plus years worth of fans, I said good bye to All My Children.  It was  sad.  I started watching ABC soap operas back in the late 1970's as a teenager, never thinking that one day the majority of them would be cancelled.

Now, I am preparing to say good bye to my One Life to Live family.  Yes, family.  After all I did grow up with them, and All My Children too.  It was comfort to me.  I could count on them to make me feel better about my own life.  

So in its last days of airing, I am on the edge of my seat.  I can't wait to see how they will wrap up the show.  I just hope that the writers used the extra time they had (compared to All My Children writers,) to good use.  All I am saying is that it seemed that All My Children's writers were not given as much time, and in my opinion it showed in the story lines.  I just think that they could have been a little more creative with the endings to each story line.  Hmmm, wonder why they both did not end in January.  

The last day ABC's One Life to Live will be aired will be Friday, January 13th, 2012.  Honestly, I think I will have a harder time saying good bye this time around.  When All My Children ended I was okay with it.  More so because a new online network was to continue airing All My Children and One Life to Live.

With much disappointment, in my preparation for tonight's post I came across some bad news. Unlike to when All My Children ended, this time around watching One Life to Live will be a little more final.  It was announced November 23rd, 2011 that the production company Prospect Park was not able to get financial backing for the online network and at present time has announced that after months of negotiations, they have exhausted all means and will not move forward with airing the continuation of both soap operas.

This is a sad day.  At least back in September I had the hopes of seeing all the family on All My Children, which made it all easier.  Almost as if I was looking forward to the next season.  Well, this is not the case now.  But for now, what I do know is that as of now, we are definitely saying good bye to One Life To Live for good.

Goodbyes are not forever.
Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I'll miss you
Until we meet again!

~Author Unknown

Blessings to all!!

161 days to go...

PS... Sons, I love and miss you.  To the moon and stars above and back.  You are my sunshines.

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Julie said...

Have going to have to watch! I grew up watching OLTL and General Hospital. Sad to see it go. Even though I don't watch anymore, I always counted on them being there.

insomnia said...

I spent about 10 years watching AMC. I was still sad to see it go even though I hadn't watched in so long. These soaps are like staples in our lives. I remember Luke and Laura and my mom/grandmom being so taken with their lovestory. Great post. Jill from VB