Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Who Can Turn The World On With A Smile?

Heh, heh! It sure ain't Mrs. Hillbilly Mom!

And now Mrs. HM morphs into Mary Richards.

Can you see me living in an apartment in an old house in Minneapolis, with a sunken living room, perhaps hosting dinner parties where I serve Veal Prince Orloff as prepared by Sue Ann Nivens? With a wacky upstairs neighbor, Sioux, with her visiting New York mother, Fishducky? And a landlady, River? Okay. Maybe not. I figure Sioux would be as funny as Rhoda, and Fishducky would be as funny as Ida Morgenstern, but that River would be a nicer version of Phyllis Lindstrom. And not as much of a busybody.

Remember how Mary had that big 'M' hanging on the wall? I thought that was SO COOL. That's how we described something we liked, back in the '70s. SO COOL.

Okay, maybe I'm never going to be Mary Richards. But at least Farmer H bought me something that could hang in her apartment! It came from Goodwill, of course. A BIG CITY Goodwill? I'll have to ask. Farmer H went on a far-reaching tour yesterday. It cost A DOLLAR. It feels like stitched leather, and I think Mary's 'M' was metal. No, it's not just a random letter that Farmer H got me, thinking I could change my name to fit it. It actually IS my initial.Shh...don't tell. It's super-secret, you know.

Farmer H got me a present, and didn't even know I would think it is SO COOL.


Sioux Roslawski said...

Rhoda was my favorite. Of course, Sue Ann spiced things up when she was on the show, but I loved Rhoda...

River said...

That is cool, I like it. My daughter is a K. Well, one of my daughters is a K.
So I'm the landlady? Do I come with white gloves for testing the mantle to see if you cleaned properly or am I the laid back kind who you only contact when the plumbing needs fixing?

fishducky said...

K could stand for "kvetch"; after all, I AM a Jewish mother!!

Hillbilly Mom said...

Rhoda was MY favorite, too! But Sue Ann could come up with some great one-liners.

I think of you as the laid-back kind of landlady, the opposite of the Phyllis character, who was kind of an evil busybody out to make Mary's life more difficult, under the guise of helping her. But the WORST thing about Phyllis was that she was anti-Rhoda.

Yes, and you'd make a good Ida Morgenstern, too!

River said...

Well now I have to look up Ida Morgenstern.

Hillbilly Mom said...

She was a character on the Mary Tyler Moore show, played by a lady who was in the Bounty Paper Towel commercials from the 70s with the "Quicker Picker-Upper" slogan. Probably YouTube videos of it.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Hey, that initial works for me, too ...... but you already knew that!

Hillbilly Mom said...

Yes! I'll have to talk to the casting agent about getting you on my retro sitcom. Maybe you could be Sue Ann Nivens!