Watching the first episode of The Rockford Files, brought back so many wonderful memories. Growing up in Egypt, James Garner, was a wonderful taste of California.
You may not think of it as a big deal, if you always lived here in the US. But for me, it was wondrous. Following, in his big winged car, see all the sights, the beach; it was a magical show for me.
Allowed my imagination, to run wild with possibilities, of what could be, and what might happen. Loved it; with all my heart. It came on, once a week. We waited for it from week to week, anticipating his stories. But, most of all, his surroundings.
My parents would use it as reward and punishment. It was a hard pill to swallow, making me, more apt to do what I should.
James Garner, you rock!