2/21/09

Was It Monday or Wednesday Nights?

DJ is in the family room putting the exercise equipment to good use. I'm here, however, exercising my fingers once again. In the midst of trying to reach 223,000 on Tetris Marathon, I heard an old familiar tune from my childhood on the television.

Isn't it amazing how certain sounds can take you right back to 1967 or 1973? Hearing the theme song, I was immediately in the living room of my childhood home, snuggled up with Lucky #2 (We had three different Lucky dogs in my childhood ~ don't ask) and Carol Burnett was coming on CBS with her weekly variety show. I could practically smell the slight fumes from our floor furnace on those cold Oklahoma nights...

I honestly can't recall a program our family enjoyed more. Dad would laugh from the bottom of his soul and Mother would often need to grab a Kleenex as her eyes were full of tears or worse... Do you remember the Tarzan yell? Or how about the stairway scene in the parody of "Gone With The Wind?" And of course, there was Mama of "Mama's Family" notoriety.

Thanks Carol. We loved you then and we still do. If you're ever in Sunny, I'd love to introduce you to Max. Although I might slip and call him "Lucky."

5 comments:

sister sheri said...

Didn't she pull her ear, too? She was saying hello to someone?

Beth E. said...

I always loved watching Carol Burnette! It totally cracked me up! I've seen snippets of shows now on advertisements for DVD's of her show...even those make me laugh. I miss that kind of entertainment...

THREE dogs named Lucky? Hmmm...maybe they weren't so lucky after all!!! LOL

Sunday's coming...are you excited? I sure am! :o)

Glad Tidings-KidCare of Southern California said...

Hi Grace,

I'm working on instructions to post pictures of your canine kids. Many in my congregation have dogs. I now have rescue dogs that have a ministry to seniors, mentally ill and children. Have a great rest of the sabbath!
Barb G.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Love Carol and the gang...one of the few shows I was allowed to watch, along with Little House of course.

peace~elaine

Faith Hope Love Mama said...

I loved Carol Burnett. It was a program that my parents actually let me watch. She's also Miss Hannigan in my all time favorite movie Annie.
My grandparents had several black labs named "Big boy." Too Funny!