I was never exactly a big fan of the Lawrence Welk show, but I loved my grandmother, Daw. I couldn't resist pleasing her when she gently encouraged me to come sit with her on the couch in front of her big color TV to watch when the dancers came on.
Little did I know that one day I would have the chance to hug Lawrence himself. Well at least the statue version, on display at the Welk Resort, where they happen to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Mr. Welk's fine complex. As I squeezed one of his arms, the other worked the baton and I just swear I could hear him whisper in my ear, "Wunnerful, Wunnerful!"
During our stay, Don and I made sure to have a champagne toast to Lawrence and his TV show, that started just a couple years before I was born!
57 Celebrations of the Fifties!
April 9, 2014
I don't remember the 1950's, since they ended when I was 2. But since I turned 57 today and this is my BYB (Birth Year Birthday) I'm going to just appreciate the flavor of 1957! My goal is to celebrate in at least 57 simple ways throughout the year! I will dabble in the fashion, the foods, the music and the culture of those times...just for the fun of it!