First, Congrats to last week’s winners who commented during the MOON OVER EDISTO book club week! They will received a free copy of the book and have been contacted via email. Here they are:
Feb. 18th – Heather
Feb. 19 – Shyeyes
Feb. 20 – BrandiF
Feb. 21 – Velma
Feb. 22 – Jorie
My mother was the first in the little town of Cheraw, SC to have a television. It was the mid 50′s and her mother was also the first to cook a crazy round thing called a pizza, and she was the only Mama in Cheraw who wore high heels in the kitchen. Mama and her brother used to fight over the television which they watched rarely when their parents went to choir practice at the Episcopal Church down the street. (My uncle liked westerns and Mama liked Father Knows Best.)
My sisters and I, on the other hand, grew up on television. We watched too much of it, I am sure, just like we ate too much Spaghetti O’s and drank too much Coca Cola. But, I have some very fond memories of curling up with my sibling on the couch and watching some of our favorites: Happy Days, The Brady Bunch, Laverne and Shirley, Joanie Loves Chachi, Andy Griffith, The Waltons, Lost in Space, Fame and my all-time favorite, Little House on the Prairie.
Little House taught me a lot about life. And it taught me a lot about storytelling. My favorite episodes were the courtship between Almanzo and Laura. Ohh, how I yearned for them to be together! Ohhh, how I longed to throw mud in Nellie Oleson’s face when she did all in her power to sabatoge their budding romance. (Nellie was a fantastic antagonist – always good for a head-on collision with Laura.) Soooooo if I could be in any one episode, it would have to be that memorable mud fight between Nellie and Laura after Nellie had lunch with Almanzo (and tricked Laura into studying for days on end for a teaching test that had nothing on it that Nellie said it did.)
I’d be Laura, of course. And Almanzo would break up the fight, carrying me off in his open wagon as I waved bye-bye to my nemesis.
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