Please join hands with me. A dear, dear friend of mine has only a few more days of life.
I am bereft, heartbroken, and unable to imagine my world with this void. This friend has been there all my life as one of those friends you take for granted, you assume will exist, whether you pay close attention to their issues and their dramas, or not.
Perhaps you know my friend? CBS soap opera As the World Turns?
Laugh if you will
or snicker politely behind my back once I’m gone, but here is show that has hung in there longer than most friends of mine (it started in 1956, waaaay before my birthday).
No matter what state I lived in, what school or job I was involved in, what
goofball man I dated, if it was 1pm, ATWT was there.
Bob, Kim, Lily, Holden, Lucinda, Tom, Margo, Carly, Jack, Katie, Simon, Lisa, Barbara and James
reincarnated how many times?, they all came with me.
ATWT, please know your fans will miss you and your never-ending dramas. Except that now, sadly, there is an end to the drama. This Friday.
Please know that your stories have entertained, amused, distracted, aggravated, and touched me. Some days, I didn’t want to watch but I didn’t want to miss it either.
After Friday, I will miss it. Every afternoon.
I wrote to a community chat board about ATWT, and here are some memories people have about ATWT:
I so hurried home in high school to watch this with my mom. I continued watching as much as I could for the next few years.
My late mother was a devoted watcher. She told me it started when I was a baby (1955) and she would watch it when she was feeding me.
My hubby (50) remembers watching it from his highchair with his mom.
I have fond memories of good smells coming from the kitchen and these shows on in the background. I am sorry to hear ATWT will be canceled! Many of the characters seem like old friends to me and I would like to think they will always be there!
We will miss you, old friends.
Thanks for all these years of creativity, stories, outrage, fun, and friendship.