Monday, October 20, 2008

Dancing with the Stars........

Well I was hoping Steve would be home tonight but he had a blow out on the trailer he was pulling....part of the trucking business. I watched one of my favorite shows, "Dancing with the stars" I am not enjoying it as much as I use to, guess I am not as interested this time. I loved to dance and I wish I could dance but since 3 knee surgeries and some arthritis I can't move like I use to. Before I started to school, my Dad took my Mom and me to a neighborhood bar/cafe to meet one of the men he was in WWII in Germany with. During dinner I got a nickle and went to the jute box and played "See you later Aligator" by Bill Bailey and the Comets, I danced and danced by my self as only a preschool little girl can, everyone in the bar gave me more nickles and I played the song over and over and danced all night. You would have thought everyone would have gotten tired of listening to the same old song, over and over again, but as long as they gave me the nickles that jute box, played and played and I danced! That was the first time I fell in love with Rock in Roll! I remember starting school and making friends with a girl named Bonnie Baumeister. We played jacks, jumped rope, and most of all we danced together and did cheers and just had a wonderful time. I still send Christmas cards to Bonnie......smile. I loved line dancing while we lived in Texas...I took some classes to learn. Listing to the Oldies makes me smile and my feet just want to start moving and they just want to dance. The days of wonderful music and dancing bring back such memories. I remember going to school dances in the 7th grade and the boys sat on one side and the girls on the other. The girls danced the fast dances together and then when the slow dances the boys would cross the gym floor and ask to dance...sometimes them selves and sometimes they would get their best friends to ask you to dance with them. (smile). I loved the cha cha and all the wonderful dances, like the bop, the twist, mash potato, the monster mash ( for halloween), the pony, the stroll. I use to hurry home from school and watch American Bandstand and then the Mickey Mouse Club. We always dreamed that when we were in high school we could be on Bandstand I fell in love with Elvis and collected all of his 45's (I wish I still had all of them) Those were the days! I am telling my age, but that is ok too! Dance and have a ball every chance you can Music is the best thing in the world to lift your spirits and it is great to clean house with!!!!! Yeah!!!!!

4 comments:

Mrs. C said...

Oh, I am so glad I followed you back. I remember Mickey Mouse club as well. Though when I was older the "dances" didn't really require partners any more. But I do wish I had all my mom's old "Beatles" albums. Sometimes it's just fun to look at old things.

Cajunchic said...

I used to LOVE the Mickey Mouse Club. I have quite a few old Elvis lps along with some older swing lps and some shalack records.

Leigh said...

I recall the reruns of the Mickey Mouse Club, it was always so fun and nostalgic to me. I loved it. I also love Dancing with the Stars. I have felt as if I have missed much of the season due to my kids football games fall on Monday and Tuesday night. I hate that.
Thanks for dropping into Bloggeritaville, and being a "follower". I love new friends. And I see you live in Helena! I am certain we have passed by one another at the grocery before. If you see me, say hello! I'll do that same.

Enjoy your blog! And your profile, so endearing!

Polly & Steve said...

I always love new friends.