I’m feeling a bit nostalgic tonight — probably because each Sunday night, I’m aways reminded of family dinners at my grandmother’s house in Queens, NY. Once all of the dishes were hand-washed and dried, we used to sit in the living room (on the sofa and floor) to watch “The Wonderful World of Disney,” “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, ” and “The Lawrence Welk Show.” If I remember correctly, there was a lot of eye rolling at that last show, but something has changed in the passing decades.
Looking back at the clips, there is something rather sweet and, yes, comical about the show. Maybe it’s the familiar faces or the corniness or the remembered aromas of my grandmother’s cooking, but Mr. Welk and crew certainly brings a smile to my face.
And if that wasn’t enough nostalgia for one night, how about this one from Perry Como. Pay attention to the pop-ups and remember to wait for Santa Claus.
I couldn’t let this post end without one last moment with Lawrence Welk.