Tuesday, September 4, 2007

We Have Two Winners !

1. As a young girl I rode on a circus elephant.

2. I took tap dancing lessons for about 6 years and danced in many local recitals, when I was junior high school age.

3. My ex husband and I once went to a taping of the old "Barney Miller" TV show.


My friend Joni.  I figured she'd be the one to guess correctly because we went to grade school and high school together and she would know this old woman was never a tap dancer. And just recently, Pat in the UK also guessed number 2.      So number 2, is indeed, the big fat lie.  

#1~When is was young, maybe 6 or 7, the circus came to town and my grandma took me, early one morning,  to see them unload off the train and then there was a procession to the location where they set up the big tents, etc.  For those of you who live in my area....they got off the train behind 56th & South Tacoma Way....the procession went up 56th to the area where the I-5 Freeway now runs thru....it was a huge grassy area at that time.  We followed the procession in grandma's car and then watched them put up the big top.  Afterwards, they offered elephant rides.  There was a big box thing with seats in it they put on the elephant's back, it was strapped down like a saddle and some portable stairs allowed us to climb up and get into this box for the ride of a life time.  I remember it was very slow and swayed from side to side. All so exciting and grandma did not have her camera with her.

#2~ the big fat lie

#3~ Yes, we went to California in 1976 for a couple weeks.  Somehow we managed to get tickets to a filming of the "Barney Miller" show.  It was very interesting to watch the process and of course so funny.  As I remember it took almost an hour to film a 30 minute show.  We always loved that show and I wish they'd bring back the re-runs.

Tomorrow, September 5th, is "National Be Late for Something Day."   I read that in my little "Book of Days"  It suggests you should "be late for work on purpose, and then leave early to make up for it."   Ya right !  That would have gone over well at my last & final job.   LOL

Well, I'm going to start sorting those pictures, so I can get them in the album.  Have a good day and thanks for playing that silly little game.  Congratulations Joni  and Pat !! 


pm71blackfen said...

Can I share the trophy with Joni please...pretty please... I did guess #2 also!  Love, Pat    http://journals.aol.co.uk/pm71blackfen/ramblings-from-pat/

pm71blackfen said...

Sorry Linda!  I added the comment then saw that you added my name afterwards!  Oh well, I'm pleased to share with Joni!!! ~~~ Pat

jonibooks1991 said...

Whew, I thought maybe I was wrong.  But I just couldn't see where you had time to do that, with everything else and I wouldn't have known.  Joni

jeadie05 said...

Oh I guessed wrong, was fun though , ...love Jan xx

mariealicejoan said...

Oh dear, wrong again was I!!!  I enjoyed doing this though!  It was fun!

ally123130585918 said...

I guessed wrong Linda ~ but I did enjoy having a go ~ Ally x

wwfbison said...

I loved Barney Miller too.  Those old shows were so good compared to today, Cheers, Seinfeld...they were just the best!