Saturday, April 16, 2011

Nostalgia...Soap Style

I am sure a lot of you have heard that the long time running soaps 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' will no longer be on the air next year.  I am sad.  I used to watch all 3 ABC soaps quite a few years ago but now I just watch General Hospital.  This makes me sad.  I guess because I remember my Mom and Grandma watching 'As the World Turns' and keeping up with Kim and Bob Hughes and I remember Meg Ryan on the show.  Many stars got their start from soaps.  So, I thought I would take a nostalgic walk down soap lane.  Here is what is highlighted in my mind from years gone by.

Bad boy in college, Todd Manning tormenting poor Marti all those years on OLTL.
Maria and Edmond's wedding on AMC.
Hayley and Mateo getting married on AMC.  (aka Kelly Ripa and her husband Mark)
Jenny and Greg on AMC.  I was so upset when Jenny died.
One of my all time favorite AMC couples, Tad and Dixie.
Vicki's daughter Megan dying .
All of the families...the Buchanan's, the Lord's, the Martin's, the Chandler' was fun growing up with these families. 

Wouldn't it be fun to have a whole DVD set from the very beginning.  40 years of soap history.  

Anyone else have any memories of these shows?  PS...what will happen to Erica Kane now??



  1. Not those ones, but I remember watching Another World with my babysitter when I was in the third grade, and I watched Mac and Rachel from then until the show went off the air..the other one was Guiding light...Oh how I cried when it went off the air, just a year ago (or is it more than that now?) Another one that I began watching in elementary school and just kept followiing until adulthood. Sigh...I miss those days...

  2. Awesome. I only watched Days so I remember Patch. And Stefano. And Jack. And that's about all I remember because it's been years since I've tuned in.

    Nice to meet you! Hopping over from A-Z.

  3. what about noah and julia? or maria and edmond? that's who i remember (and of course the chandler twins) and tad and dixie. i didn't even watch very often. yes, many stars got their start in soaps. i, like you, still watch gh though.