Travels with MaryE

Most things I love best are about good light and good timing. That's where the adventures start. Don't be in no hurry here. Here you'll find a little bit about bluegrass music, fox hunting, life on the road, time on the mountain, and a whole lot about other things, too.

Sunday, March 09, 2008


Yeah, some of you may remember that show "Hee Haw?" As the person who posted this link shares, "I have a love-hate relationship with HeeHaw." But this clip is PRICELESS! You gotta like good ole plain and simple country humor, now!

I watched this show as a teen and my favorite part was when they sang "Pfft! You Were Gone." Matter of fact, I found a Hee Haw songbook down at Weeks & Dickinson's across from the movie theater and I learned all 32 verses (or however many they had printed). My friends must have thought it "quaint." Anyway, though I can't recall what I did yesterday I remember several of those verses 40 years later. Go figure.

Here's one: "I miss you so much the taters need diggin'; the corn in the field it needs pickin' now; how well I remember the first time I saw you; you looked so purty a-pullin' that plow."

How can we possibly be normal when our childhoods were spent playing kickball in the street, watching Hee Haw, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, the Beverly Hillibillies, Ozzie and Harriet, Lost in Space, The Andy Griffith Show, The Ed Sullivan Show, The Flying Nun!, My Mother the Car, My Favorite Martian, Lassie and the Waltons? Ah, those were the days.

Now get yourself a coconut cream pie, sing Pfft! You Were Gone with someone you love...and have a big time.