Recently we had a group of friends over for a Shabbat celebration and meal. Someone mentioned the old program from “Rocky and Bullwinkle”… “Fractured Fairy Tales.”
Well, I hadn’t thought about those cartoons for decades! And the idea flooded my heart and mind with a deluge of warm memories… sitting around the tv after school with my sisters and brother, eating a snack, listening to mom cook supper, waiting for dad to come home from work, my brother–serious about watching Rocky and Bullwinkle and demanding the best chair, and laughing at the cartoons.
Actually, “Fractured Fairy Tales” was my favorite… stories cleverly crafted with tenderhearted wisdom, American culture, and utter nonense. I loved and still love the voices… the language so properly articulated in stark contrast to the nonsensical and ridiculous story line.
I hope this takes you back to a kinder, gentler time…