Saturday, July 30, 2011


We just returned home from a short vacation to Branson, Missouri. We took a friend of J's with us and did Branson tween stuff for two entire days. We went to Silver Dollar City, Whitewater, rode the Ducks, Titanic museum, mini golf, go-karts etc. etc.
So everyday we ate breakfast at a little place called the Waffle House, not to confused with the big black and yellow chain. This is a little privately owned place, very clean, good old-fashioned service--you know the where the waitress brings you your drink and your food, then comes and clears the table for you. So yesterday morning the waitress tells us that Barry Williams, aka Greg Brady, had just left. He is in town for the month, performing I presume, and he comes in about every day some time between 8 and 9. That is why we ate there, I was banking on going in there and meeting Greg Brady! I was so excited, about as excited as I would have been if I had heard Donny Osmond was performing with his brothers and singing "Puppy Love". I spent all day yesterday singing what I could remember of Sunshine Day, and We're Gonna Keep On, Keep On,(which, I still remember some of the dance moves from that song)... and of course the theme song. I mean seriously don't you remember Friday television as a kid, The Brady Bunch, The Partridge Family, and before them Family Affair? Those were the days! Imagine my disappointment when I got there this morning and he didn't show up! J and his buddy asked, "How will you know he's here?" Seriously?

Anywhoose, since this is supposed to be a stitching blog, and not the Greg Brady Fan Club Blog, I would like to report that I also visited Cecilia's Samplers Needlework Shop. It was a charming little place on the Shepherd of the Hill's Expressway. They had a very well stocked little store with lots of selection in patterns, fabric, and threads. I will say that it was a little hard to find. It is located by a rather large Phillip's 66 station. The reason I say it is hard to find is the sign faces towards the convenient store and not the road. But all in all it was a nice shop.

Well, I will stop there, I have tons of laundry, and ice chests full of stuff to deal with as well as a great need for a nap.


Oklahoma Granny said...

We had planned to go to Branson a couple of weeks ago or so but then life happened and we didn't get to go. My husband has a little time off coming up and we really want to get there. Maybe I'll meet up with Barry Williams. If I do, I'll say hi for you. LOL!!!! Didn't you just love the Titanic museum? I hope your laundry is now all done and put away.

stitchin schoolmarm said...

Haha! Barry Williams is probably breathing a sigh of relief I left town. The kids loved the Titanic Museum. Dan and I had been back when it was just a traveling museum. We saw the one in Memphis. The boys thought it was neat that they were playing cards together as the ship sank!