April 15, 2008

Ho Ho Ha Ha Hee Hee Ha Ha.....

We had a very "entertaining" weekend. Friday night, Jay took the boys camping (Fathers-and-Sons outing), while Mary and I went to a "Family Fun Night" at the school to watch the amazing Craig Davis perform. (Way more fun than camping!) That was my 4th time seeing him perform, and I was just as blown-away as the first time. He combines comedy, magic, and juggling. He is very entertaining. For any of you who live in the area, if you ever have a chance to see him perform, take it! It's a lot of fun. My boys were so sad they missed it, but they had a great time with their dad.

Then on Saturday night Jay and I went to see The Citrus Valley Playhouse put on their "Tribute to the Wallace and Ladmo Show."* It was so much fun! And Jay won a Ladmo Bag! (Finally! He has been griping about that for years! I won one at a book signing a few years ago.) Please post a comment if you are the proud owner of a Ladmo Bag, or if you live with a nagging feeling that you will never be completely fulfilled because you never won one. (I'm truly sorry for you.)I guess you could call CVP the Arizona version of "A Prairie Home Companion"... except that it's way funnier, even if you aren't from Arizona. If you ever have the chance to see them perform, GO! I love this promo for the show. (This is for you Jen!)

* If you have never heard of "Wallace and Ladmo" then you obviously didn't live in Arizona anytime between 1954 and 1989. (Poor you!) It was the longest running children's television show in America. And it was like no other children's show. There has been nothing like it before or sinc


  1. Oh how fun! I was on that show once and sat and stared at myself in the monitor the whole time. So when the show aired, I was looking off to the side like a goof ball. Oh and Jenny Golightly pushed me out of the way to get the Ladmo bag. I just got a pez.

  2. I was on the show once - I think all of us cousins were. I happy sad to report that I did not receive a Ladmo Bag. I still wonder what is inside.

  3. For those of us who didn't grow up in AZ... please fill us in on the mystique of the Ladmo Bag. What's the deal with the paper bag?

  4. What is in a Ladmo bag, anyway? All I know is, I want one!

    I was just thinking that it is sad we don't live in the same state anymore, because you and Jay are fun to hang out with.

  5. Emily, I'm sad too. Who knows... maybe we will live in the same state again someday. But no way are we moving to Utah!

  6. This is hilarious! I put the same title on my blog of Wallace and Ladmo. Wasn't that a great night? I love those guys. They always do such a great job. I can't believe Jay got a Ladmo bag! I'm so jealous.

    Thanks for e-mailing me today. I had forgotten you had a blog, because when you started I was clueless about them, and now that I have one I'm a little better about checking others.

    I'll e-mail you mine.

  7. Hey, I was there at the show too! I didn't win a Ladmo bag, though.

    I had it all blogged up here.

  8. I got a Ladmo bag when I was little! It was pretty outstanding. I cannot remember what was in it, ither than a variety of junk food and trinkets. I think it had a Walace & Ladmo coloring book, and of course, the signed picture. I wish I had a video of the show I was on! Walace and Ladmo always took everything out of the bag on the air to show everyone what was inside. I miss that show!


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