The Wunnerful Wunnerful Lawrence Welk Show

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LIFE SMILE – My mom’s rules for MANDATORY TV Watching NO EXCEPTIONS:  “You will sit down, shut up, and enjoy Lawrence Welk and LDS General Conference – end of discussion.” Oh the mighty music maker’s opening wasn’t so bad, what kid doesn’t like watching bubbles float randomly around the screen, waiting anxiously for that oh so familiar sound of a champagne bottle being uncorked (we got a little confused on conference Sunday when we were taught the evils of alcohol). After an eternity of “The Champagne Music Makers” and Mr. Welk with his “anna one anna two” waving his magic wand (me secretly hoping he will make this all disappear) the words I’ve been waiting to hear “Here’s a wish and a prayer that every dream comes true, and now until we meet again adios, au revoir, auf wiederscen — good night.  — The cool nostalgic tray in the photo – my brother Steven gave me a few years ago for my birthday, so I can never forget those “wunnerful, wunnerful” memories of trying to sit still for one entire hour and not make a noise.

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