Greetings! It is again very cold today in Chester County, PA. I looked underneath my feet and confirmed that I am not standing on an iceberg. I had taken my truck to my mechanic a few weeks back to have it winterized and am glad that I did. It is one less thing to cause concern and know now that my battery is strong, fluids are full and belts are in fine condition. I laid low last night and stayed inside for a change deciding to watch some TV. With so many channels from which to choose, I found nothing that caught my fancy. I kept channel surfing, lingered on a movie about the Devil and Prada and then turned the thing off. I remember back to Friday nights when TV really was must see and the line-up then now had some considered classics such as 'The Brady Bunch', 'Nanny and the Professor' and more family oriented comedies. The lady who played the 'Nanny' did some soft porn I believe, but not on the show. It seems that television comedies have been around forever but that is not so. The first TV comedy premiered on this day in 1949 and is considered a classic comedy-drama. Entitled 'The Goldberg's', it was first broadcast from 1929 to 1946 on American radio and later was shown on television. This show lasted from 1949 until 1956. It was a domestic comedy featuring the home life of a Jewish family in New York City. This premise was the idea of Gertrude Berg who wrote the scripts, directing each episode, and also starred as 'bighearted, lovingly meddlesome matriarch Molly Goldberg'. The show began as a portrait of Jewish tenement life before later taking on themes like growing pains, moving into a more suburban setting and struggling with assimilation while sustaining their roots. Sounds like the show could be aired today, even though that was 60 years ago. I have yet to hear from the thermal lined drapery people and assume that they are somewhere warm. I hope so. They are artsy, funny, smart and fun to be around. That would translate well to a beach or resort also and sounds great to me right about now. Also on this day but in 1991 was the start of Operation Desert Storm which is the 'polar' opposite of both iceberg temperatures and classic comedies. I am still waiting on the carrier who damaged that fine piece of abstract art and have found a replacement for the discontinued fabrics from Fabricut that showed in plenty of stock on their website. This past week was one of those weeks when, as I stated in a different blog I did my job a few times to make up for those who chose not to do theirs at all. Hopefully next week will be the polar opposite. I wonder how Molly Goldberg would have handled the aforementioned clowns? I have been scoping fabric houses to find unique drapery and upholstery weight fabrics to place in my Beach House website section. The photo shown today is 'Sailboat Multicolored Drapery Fabric' which will become a classic in my estimation and without icebergs or Goldberg's simply because they stand...well, sail...just fine without either. Not that Molly, or Gertrude wouldn't have made an excellent sailor. Have a great day. Laugh, stay warm (or cool depending on your geography) and try not to take things too seriously.
'Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.' E. B. White