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Friday, September 30, 2011
Amish Stories honors : Bonanza
My thoughts on Bonanza: Even when as a small child i knew TV shows like Bonanza and the characters that were played on them were not real people, yet every week i too was swept-up with the happenings of the Cartwright family just like the millions of you guys watching On your TV sets in the 1960s or 1970s. What set Bonanza apart from a lot of the television shows of its day was the fact that "we really liked these guys" and cared about what was happening to them each week, i know i did. Bonanza was one of the first shows to be broadcast in "living color" as they said in the 1960s, yet i started and finished watching this TV show with a black and white zenith TV set. In fact my family didn't own a color TV until late 1977 mostly because our b/w set was working perfectly, and also because we didn't have the money to switch to a color set. I remember watching Bonanza and actually looked forward to the next week when my hero's would be back for another week getting through another scrape and coming out somehow on top, and doing it together as a family. And i know your not supposed to say something like this but i really have to, those times really were the good old days when families actually ate dinner with each other regardless if you were poor or not. Kids went outside to play and didn't isolate themselves with things like computers and games, and you knew your neighbor . Respect was earned and not expected, and if you made a mistake you most likely owned up to it without blaming a Disease that no one can find or even pronounce! And so Amish Stories honors Bonanza as a wonderful TV show that i still love today. And they really and truly were the good old days............. Richard
allowed all of us to step into their lives each week
Dont let that smile fool you, you knew little Joe was up to something!
BenCartwright was a fair and honest man who was a great businessman, but cared about his family much more than money.
Ben and the boys on a high and celebrating the moment
And sharing the low moments. You just know little Joe was responsible for this one. Dragging poor Hoss with him!
And you knew the Cartwright's were in trouble if Ben and Adam were in Jail too !
Adam was the eldest son, he was bright and the more level headed of the 3 sons
In what looks to be a rare moment of Hoss turning the tables on little Joe, as dad proudly looks on
Little Joe and Hoss share a quiet moment together, but you knew little Joe was thinking of a hair brain scam, and that Hoss would somehow go along with it
Ben and the boys might have had their disagreements and fights, but at the end of the day they were a loving family. a family we were all a part of by only just turning the TV on every week, and maybe just for that hour we were all Cartwright's.
Ben and the boys selling cars for Chevrolet in 1964. A must see video.
Heat the shortening in a large heavy pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions, peppers, celery and jalapenos. Cook, stirring until onions are translucent.
Add the meat to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, until meat is evenly browned. Stir in the remaining ingredients with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 3 hours. Stir often. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Recipe provided from Recipe goldmine. Bonanza facts provided from Wikipedia.The Bonanza TV images used were supplied bywww.dvdtalk.comA film review web site and a place to buy classic dvd's and tapes. And a special thank you to film reviewer Paul Mavis from dvd talk for providing the Bonanza images for this post. Richard from Amish Stories
Comic books from the 1960's. Did you have any of these?
I've created this website out of my own interest in the Amish/Mennonite culture and of living in the country. Its a place for people who are interested in the Amish like myself, and its also a place to share Images of the beautiful country side that is all around me. my name is Richard, and I live very close to an Amish settlement here in Pennsylvania. This site is dedicated to my mother, who had started all of this by taking me as a child to Lancaster,pa from our apartment in the Bronx projects..........THANK YOU MOM............... Richard