Saturday, October 31, 2009

Hallowelkies - The Big Night has arrived!

Bob Ralston as Count Chocula

...and Kathie Sullivan as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark

Happy Halloween everyone!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Hallowelkies - Friday Edition

It's Gail, Sandi and Mary Lou!

I wonder what those three lovely witches are cooking up?

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hallowelkies - Thursday Edition

This must be a rerun from the show Bones

It's Cissy and Bobby as just your average everyday dancing skeletons!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hallowelkies - Wednesday Edition

The party is getting started! Lets join in the fun....

Tanya is the Wicked Witch of the West
Ralna is the Fairy Godmother
Dick is Raggedy Andy
Joe Feeney is Chuckles the Clown
Sandi is the Scarecrow
Sally is Raggedy Ann 
and Cissy is Batgirl.

This is gonna be one heckuva party!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Musical Family Kids - Jenni Griffiths

Who can forget those great Lawrence Welk Christmas Specials?

If you watched during the 1970s, you'll remember seeing Jenni Griffiths.

She is the first of Sandi Griffiths' seven children, and the Maestro himself referred to her as his next Champagne Lady.

And she is cute as a button!

Today, Jenni Griffiths Wilson is all grown up and has a lovely family of her own, complete with a loving husband and six wonderful children

And you can read all about it on her own blog titled Dr. Mom Essentials

It's an excellent blog, filled with her thoughts on raising her family and great advice pertaining to nutrition and home educating just to name a few.

Just click on the screen capture above to visit, I recommend it.

And she is still cute as a button!


Hallowelkies - Tuesday Edition

Continuing on with our spooky series....

Here's Ken Delo as Frankenstein

Me thinks he just split his pants....


Monday, October 26, 2009

Hallowelkies - Monday Edition

Since today is the start of Halloween week, we at Welk Musical Family will present a Music Maker in costume every day this week until Halloween Saturday.

To get this started off, here's Ava Barber dressed as Pocahontas!


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sundays with Arthur Duncan

"Folks, you ain't seen nothing yet!"



Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Aldridge Sisters and Otwell Twins at Bear Creek, now online!

Hey, hey....the gang's all here!

Just go to THURSDAY AT BEAR CREEK and spend the day with Sheila, Sherry, David and Roger in pictures!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Fun Times with Norma Zimmer

The Champagne Lady back in the day....

....and today

....and with some of her close friends

....agent Warren Bills, Ralna English, Norma and Myron Floren

.....Mary Lou Metzger, Gail Farrell, Ralna and Norma

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Gather 'round the piano.....

....the boys are gonna swing out

Take it away Tiny Little and Pete Fountain!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Meanwhile.....back at the farm

There's something going on in the cornfields....

I always had a feeling the scarecrows were acting strange



Monday, October 19, 2009

Musical Family Kids - Erin Anderson

With Lawrence Welk's Music Makers, talent runs in the family.

One excellent example is Erin Anderson

She's the daughter of Gail Farrell and Ron Anderson....

Here's Erin with her famous mom and her sister Lauren

A graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned her chops acting on the stage, Erin also attended classes at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England. Since then, she's also appeared in many stage and television roles most recently in the CBS drama "Criminal Minds" last May playing "Sheri the Hooker"

Here is Erin in her latest role as Mamazon in the stage play "Bobby Bendon Gets By"

It's playing through October 25th in LA, click on LA WEEKLY STAGE RAW and scroll down for a review plus stage times and other info.

Break a leg Erin! 


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Ron Anderson's Magnificent Birthday Fiesta

Happy Birthday Ron!


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Bear Creek Farms with the Aldridge Sisters and Otwell Twins

Now that I have a whole day to return to normalcy....I can now give you details of my Thursday at Bear Creek Farms.

I went to see the Aldridge Sisters and the Otwell Twins perform.

Here's a few interesting shots I took at Bear Creek....

I wonder if this guy ever auditioned for the Maestro?

These are some sweet vintage wheels.....

....and yes, Indiana also makes fine wines, and not just know for auto racing, basketball and the Colts

I saw both the 2:00 and 7:30 shows, they did a great job as always singing and entertaining the crowd. The Aldridge Sisters (Sherry and Sheila) began with "It Takes Two", followed by "Angel" dedicated to their sister Sue who passed away less than a year ago, excited the fans with "Dancing Queen" and very soulful and melancholic with "Blue Bayou".

Next up were the Otwell Twins (Roger and David), they sang about their Martin Guitars, saluted John Denver with "Take Me Home, Country Roads" and performed some of their own material like "How Do You Say Goodbye" just to name a few.

Later, the fellas were joined by the girls....and really brought back memories when they sang numbers like "Knee Deep In Loving You", "Oh Shenandoah", "Never Ending Song Of Love", "California Dreamin" and of course the Welk Show's Adios closing song!

The whole day was great, especially the meet and greet was like catching up with old friends.

David and Roger Otwell

Sheila and Sherry Aldridge

Friday, October 16, 2009

Mimi and Dee Dee's Big Day

Today is Mimi Lennon's birthday....

Happy Birthday Mimi!

And today is also Dee Dee Lennon and Dick Gass' wedding anniversary.....

Happy Anniversary kids!



Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Aldridge Sisters and Otwell Twins at Bear far

There's nothing quite like Autumn in Indiana in the countryside.

Especially at Bear Creek Farms where my pals, the Aldridge Sisters and the Otwell Twins are performing live in concert.

Right now, I'm in between shows....saw the 2:00 and getting ready for the 7:30 in about two hours time, I'm now enjoying an old fashioned country dinner courtesy of the Bear Creek folks!

Isn't that delicioius? All under the watchful eyes of Mel Tillis.

Matinee show was terrific, too bad my seat wasn't that great....not ideal for picture taking but hopefully the evening show would bring more promise to this shutterbug.

I think I can get used to this simple country life....

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Love Can Be a Pain In The Heart

Tomorrow is the Aldridge Sisters and Otwell Twins concert at Bear Creek Farms in which I will be attending.

Nothing like spending a day out in the country!

And speaking of country, another Welk Milestone and Memory was made in 1983 when the Aldridge Sisters; Sherry and Sheila, appeared on the popular variety show Hee Haw.

The girls sang one of their songs on the show, titled "Love Can Be a Pain In The Heart".

It's a really great country song, She and Sher did a great job singing it....but sadly was never released nationwide as a single, I felt it would have easily been a Top 40 hit.

Have a listen, I think you'll like it.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Eh Cumpari

You too can sing along!