Tuesday, February 21, 2006


It is truly amazing how a country boy can get out and see how the other world lives. Riding in a limo, talking into a camera and then being part of a TV show. I have to admit that I was a little concerned about being in the audience of the Ellen show. I can't dance, even though Bobbie Jo thinks I can, I was afraid somehow I would get caught up in the dancing part and make a fool of myself. Fortunately it didn't happen and as a matter of fact, I really got into it. There is so much enthusiasm and excitement, it is unreal!! It would be hard to just stand there and not move at all. I was also impressed with all the "behind the scenes" things that go on while the couch potatoes watch a commercial. Some people came up and ran a lint cloth over Ellen's coat, another time someone ran up and redid her hair. Sometimes she just sits and talks with the guest but usually something is going on. Very efficient!
The day before the actual taping of the show, Kim and Jerry Pace, Vicki and I taped a short segment of thoughts for a long and happy marriage. Not a difficult assignment, right? I didn't think so. But it turned out to be a real challenge. Looking into the lens of a camera and trying to say things to Alecia and Jerrod that I felt they should hear was difficult. The script was written, memorized and then cut up by the producer so that it was not coming from the heart. After several retapes, I finally got it to sound ok. Vicki did not have near the trouble I did. All in all I think we did an pretty good job.
Of course the "big number" for the day was when Alecia and Jerrod came out to be the stars. And stars they were! I am so proud of them. They were superb!! And our little segment---well, I think they were suprised and moved.
We went on the Oregon, Washington, and Northern California so we didn't get to watch the show until we watched it on video. It was awesome! It's really hard to believe what all has transpired this past year. It all seems like a dream---- and I plan on waking up May 20!!


Blogger Bobbie Jo said...

I can just see you now....a country boy in a city world. I'm glad you had a good time. Somehow you forgot to mention how you called me in the limo for the soul purpose of telling me you were in a limo. Real cool dad.
I guess you can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy.

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Blogger A-Whit said...

Wow. I don't know how I managed to miss this post.
Dad, I love reading this... especially over a year later. Hard to believe, cause it seems like just yesterday.
We're so lucky to have wonderful parents with which to share all those memories.
Love you Daddy!

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