A One And A Two And A Three...
LAWRENCE WELK , GRANDDADDY AND ME
Recently, I posted on my Facebook page :
Hubby is always trying to get me mad or make me say crazy stuff
by turning the television to something he thinks will irritate me.
It seems to be very amusing to him !
How MANY times do I have to tell him that he cannot phase me by trying to hold the tv hostage on Lawrence Welk. I was raised on Lawrence Welk!
Lawrence Welk was MANDATORY viewing if you were at my Granddaddy's house on a Saturday night.
We couldn't make a move or even breathe too hard while the "tap dancing 'colored' man" was on !!!
PND: Please, James..You gonna have to do better than that !
|Lawrence Welk - (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992)|
DID YOU KNOW...
There was a singer from Tupelo on the Lawrence Welk Show
Guy Lee Hovis, Jr. (born September 24, 1941), along with his former wife, Ralna English of West Texas, was one of the featured acts of television's The Lawrence Welk Show.Born and reared in Tupelo, Mississippi, he was the son of an officer from the Mississippi Highway Patrol. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Mississippi at Oxford. After a two-year stint in the Army, Hovis decided to try a career as a musical performer in Hollywood.
On his days off, Hovis still continues to perform, at the Lawrence Welk Resort in Branson, Missouri, for pledge specials on PBS, or with Ralna at state fairs, concert halls and casinos.
|Ralna & Guy|
Commenting on my Lawrence Welk post, one of my dear Facebook friends wrote :
"Patricia, thank you for stirring up this old memory machine...How we looked forward to that too. Our Sat nights were filled with smell of yeast from cinnamon rolls rising...and then baking, Lawrence Welk, and the biggy was wrestling at 10:00pm...beautiful thing to think about."
I have a poem about my Granddaddy that mentions his love for The Lawrence Welk Show that I plan to put in my next book. I think that is the true beauty and real attraction of my books/poems.
They bring back so many of the readers' own wonderful memories of days gone by.