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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sunday's Gift

I love the recklessness of faith. First you leap, and then you grow wings.
William Sloane Coffin

And it is a little late for Father's Day or is it? This is adorable.

Happy birthday to Harriet Nelson - wikipedia

She was born Peggy Lou Snyder in Des Moines, Iowa to Roy Hilliard Snyder and Hazel Dell McNutt. By 1932, she was performing in vaudeville when she met the saxophone-playing bandleader Ozzie Nelson. Nelson hired her to sing with the band, under the name Harriet Hilliard. They married three years later.

Hilliard had a respectable film career as a solo performer, apart from the band. RKO Radio Pictures signed her to a one-year contract in 1936, and she appeared in three feature films, the most famous being the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musical Follow the Fleet. She was very much in demand during the World War II years for leading roles in escapist musicals, comedies, and mysteries.

In Ozzie Nelson's book, he wrote that Harriet was quite popular during the short time at RKO and they wanted her to continue her solo film career, but decided that it was more important for her to continue with the band and subsequent radio show.

Although the couple occasionally appeared together in movies, either as a duo (in Honeymoon Lodge) or as separate characters (in Hi, Good Lookin'), they are best known for their broadcasting efforts. In 1944, the Nelsons began a domestic-comedy series for radio, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet. It was highly popular and made a successful transition to television. It was one of the stalwarts of the ABC-TV schedule through 1966. The Nelsons' two sons, Ricky and David, were featured continuously on the show.

You know I liked her . . . what about you?


Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Sandie, that video is absolutely adorable! I loved it, I am sitting here still chuckling! And oh yes, I liked Harriet too!

Have a great Sunday!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful post. I love that quote!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sandie Sweetie...
Love the video. To cute!!

I so LOVED Ozzie and Harriet what a great show, and what great memories you have given me in just that today.

Hope you have a beautiful Sunday sweetie. Tomorrow is work day. I can't wait.

Country hugs sweetie and much love, Sherry

Jane said...

What a great quote!


Marie said...

Love the zennia and butterfly!

Sue said...

I loved Ozzie and Harriet....never missed an episode...

Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

I hate to say it but I am a little to young to know who she was! Lovely quote!


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I loved Ozzie and Harriet. I cried when Ricky died (even though by that time I was a grown up married working woman with kids).

Rose said...

love the quote. love butterflies.

Doris Sturm said...

I have DVD's from a lot of The Nelsons and I really enjoy watching them, over and over - till I feel like I'm almost a part of their family. I enjoy watching those old eposodes. I especailly loved the Tutti Frutti episode - do you remember that one? Harriet was doing the Charleston in the soda shop - she did a great job!

Have a nice week!

Nezzy said...

We never missed Ozzie and Harriet when I was young. Loved the video.

Ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day from the hot sultry Ozarks! :o)

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I LOVED Ozzie and Harriet....and Donna Reed and Mrs. Cleaver...weren't those shows soooo much fun? So much different that the fare of today, most of which I can't even watch.

Thank you so much for your sweet compliment too..

Have a wonderful week.


Homemade Quilts by Granny said...

Ozzie and Harriet was a favorite of my two....interesting to find out more about her. Trish