My paternal grandparents had the first color TV in the family. Not saying we kids didn't get to watch cool things, like Thunderbirds, Stingray, Cartoons, but we would often be forced to watch... Da dum!!!! Lawrence Welk.
Playing pool with Uncle Duke, The Chairman of the Board was singing in the background. Hated it!
Though I am not a big Lawrence Welk fan I can and do watch episodes on occasion. Well, my love of The Chairman is now legendary, even DJing an Elks' Club event with nothing but Francis Albert
On the other hand, Dad loved Al Jolson. We used to watch the Jolson Story on TV once a year when shown. I grew up loving Al. Somewhere is a pic of Dad in blackface doing Al on stage.
Thanks to mom, I like Costume Movies such as Scaramouche, Scarlet Pimpernel.
What did your folks like that you either disliked but like now or liked all along. I could probably think of more
I was going to go into veggies at some point. I called them the Big Four: Cauliflower, Brussell Sprouts, Broccoli, and Asparagus. I learned to like Broccoli. That's the best I can do. Hated ham, BTW. Dad always made ham steaks taste like rubber. When I got into the meat business I learned that sliced, chilled ham was a joy to have. I have sixty pounds of it in the freezer right now.
Post by sablebrush52 on Mar 13, 2018 1:25:20 GMT -5
I absolutely HATED Lawrence Welk. My mother loved his program. She also love Country and "Hawaiian" music. I liked music written by very long dead white guys. In the '50's, vegetables came in only one style, boiled to oblivion. Her liver could be used for body armor and she had mastered the art of vulcanizing pork chops and steaks. It wasn't that she couldn't cook when she was interested. It was just that she wasn't interested. Having grown up in the family bakery, she could bake amazing things. But Baked halibut wasn't one of them. And I swear that her shepherd's pie was made from deceased shepherds. My father's one claim to fame was toad in a hole, which he made over an open fire on camping trips. Other than that, he could burn water.
Post by briarpipenyc on Mar 13, 2018 6:32:35 GMT -5
Even to this day:
Lawrence Welk....so insipid, boring, and bland, beyond words!! Mitch Miller Christmas songs....HATE! "The 12 Days of Christmas"...and "Must be Santa"...did I say, hate? Jerry Vale...Italian crooner who shudda left sooner. Too, black-coffee and anisette.....yech, squared. Jim Nabors as Gomer Pyle...moronic!...Then, now, and in between.
Hearing/seeing any of the above....makes me look around for a rope and a chair. And, throw in some of that whiny-twangy, I'm a-cryin' and a-dyin' Country music...along with those "clever" song titles, like: "All My Ex's Live in Texas"....and, "I'm Living Up To Her Low Expectations".
Post by oldcajun123 on Mar 13, 2018 10:30:58 GMT -5
My Grandfather loved wrestling on TV, got so excited that I would back up not wanting to get hit. One night he went to VF hall where they had a wrestling match, villain hitting guy infuriated the old Cajuns,they picked up their folding metal chairs and wiped the villain out. No more wrestling at VF Hall. Not a rassleing fan.
Drawing of my beloved Daisy by my mom from picture my wife and daughter took for father's day
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I was the only kid who enjoyed liver but there was a special catch .... we always went to Uncle Frank's to cook it. Uncle Frank was my biggest inspiration for smoking a pipe.
Liver must be carefully selected, soaked in milk overnight, pan seared with onions and then cooked in the cast iron for hours. I've never, ever tasted liver like my grandma's at ANY restaurant ... ever.
ps ... I also liked Lawrence Welk, brussell sprouts and lima beans. Weird kid!