Cranks My Tractor

Published: Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 11:33 AM.

The other night, I started cooking dinner or thinking about cooking dinner for my son and myself.  I shouldn’t have, but I turned the television on and sat down in my chair and put my feet up.  My dogs seemed to be happy I was sitting down.

The television was still on the Hallmark Movie Channel from my early morning rendezvous with Ben Matlock (you know, Andy Griffith in the 1980’s).

I knew better.

It was around 5 in the afternoon and I was watching the Hallmark channel.  Men and dogs aren’t supposed to watch this channel.  The dogs and I knew that, but we did it anyway.

People who review Hallmark movies usually use words like “sweet” and “happy.”  They also say things like “Slow and predictable…”  You think?  Personally, I like knowing what’s going to happen, especially when I know it’s going to be good.

If a cake looks like it’s going to be chocolate, I want it to be chocolate – not some sort squished up bananas or other fruity filling that I have to guess what it actually is, or God forbid coconut.  I only eat coconut when I’m mad.

After watching a few Hallmark movies over the course of the past week, I come away with that song from the Country Music group Shenandoah on my mind.  You know the one – “I Wanna be Loved like that.” It talks about Mamas, Daddies, Natalie Wood, James Dean and promises you can’t take back. 

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