A mere two days after Halloween and the Christmas movies have already taken over the television. So on Sunday evening, I found myself channel surfing between How The Grinch Stole Christmas and some other made for TV Christmas movie that was on, when I came across (hold on to your granny panties) Lawrence Welk!
My Grandma used to watch Lawrence Welk on Sunday nights back in the day. Of course there was only 3 channels on TV so your Sunday night selection was pretty limited, but every Sunday night she would sit in her rocking chair with her evening snack of cookies and tea and enjoy the melodious sounds of Lawrence Welk’s big band orchestra and various singers.
So, on Sunday I found myself at a crossroads. I could watch the Grinch wreak havoc on Whoville for the 100th time, or I could time travel back to my Grandma’s living room.
I chose time travel, which coincidentally is something that I’m desperately hoping for within my lifetime. (How awesome would that be!)
And as a bonus, it was Grammy night on Lawrence Welk. I know, it sounds super exciting right? I’m sure it was exciting back in 1968, but in 2014, Tumbling Tumbleweeds just doesn’t have the same impact. Regardless, I continued to stare at the television the same way that a person stares at a highway accident. With morbid curiosity.
Is this what we used to find entertaining? Is that what the hairstyles were really like? Are those clothes for real? Was there really nothing else on TV? Nothing? Really?
But, like the sick and twisted individual that I am, I watched it anyway, and I thought of my Grandma and her cookies and tea on Sunday nights. And I smiled.
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