Headed off after the cartoon ended. Stopped at WaWa first for a Propel and money. Thankfully, the line wasn't bad for farm market day. I got my drink and used the ATM machine and was on my way.
Maybe that's because it was fairly late by the time I finally got to the Collingswood Farm Market. It was busy, but not to the degree of usual. Berries, stone fruit, and cucumbers are gone, replaced by winter squash, pumpkins, and Swiss chard. I bought pears, apples, dill cheese, a loaf of multi-grain bread, and a "pretzel ring" (a soft pretzel shaped like a bagel and made with whole wheat flour) for snacks. Picked up lettuce, tomatoes, and Brussels sprouts for dinner on Monday.
Also bought this year's pie pumpkin for a decoration in my room. I never carve my pumpkin. I'm afraid I'd end up carving me! I keep my pumpkin out until Thanksgiving or it goes bad, whichever comes first.
Hurried home and put everything away while watching the live-action version of The Little Mermaid that came out in May. I go further into Disney's latest remake of their animated films at my Musical Dreams Movie Reviews blog.
Went to work shortly before the film ended. Work was just as boring as it's been all week, and only slightly busier. It's the end of the month, we're between holidays, and while it hasn't rained since last night, the weather remains cloudy, damp, and cool. Once again, I was in and out with no trouble.
Ate leftovers while finishing The Little Mermaid and watching The Lawrence Welk Show on YouTube. I ended the summer vacation season with episodes about vacations and traveling. The 1966 episode begins with everyone singing "California Here I Come." The male singers serenade Jo Anne Castle with "Come Josephine In My Flying Machine," while the Lennon Sisters sing about a "Sentimental Journey." Jo Anne and the Lennons insist to big star Jack Imel that "All We Really Need Is a Break," while Natalie Evans imitates a trombone while trilling about that "Canadian Sunset." Dick Dale finishes with "Gotta Travel On."
The 1967 episode is more bizarre. It opens with everyone singing about the time they'll have "On the Boardwalk In Atlantic City" while being pushed in carts. Arthur Duncan is a tapping hobo who enjoys being "King of the Road." Jo Anne Castle is a very unlikely "Minnie the Mermaid," somehow managing to play her piano while laying down in a costume so tight, she needed help getting around. (She later reported Larry Hooper's diving costume wasn't terribly comfortable, either.) Natalie and Dick wonder "Why Do I Love You?" in one of the hit ballads from Show Boat. Cissy King makes her first appearance with Bobby Burgess, dancing a wild Charleston to "Ma, He's Making Eyes at Me."
In 1970, everyone starts off with "Gotta Travel On." Arthur's tap routine is to the Irving Berlin standard "Blue Skies." Guy and Ralna sing about that "Tennessee Birdwalk." Dick Dale and Gail Farrell say "Let's Get Away From It All." Cissy and Bobby recall the early days of car travel as they explain to the others that "It's a Horseless Carriage." Tanya Falan Welk gets a far more sensual "Sentimental Journey" here. Bob Lido and the Hotsy Totsy Boys are "Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines," while Norma Zimmer and Jimmy Roberts share a lovely "Harbor Lights."
Celebrate the end of the summer and start of fall with Lawrence Welk and his musical journeys. (Warning that the 1970 episode has a lot of cuts and isn't in good shape, but it seems to be the only copy online.)
Stayed on YouTube to finish the night with the Saturday Match Game Classics marathon. We got a short selection of some of the biggest wins on the nighttime episodes. Most of those came later in the series, after the Star Wheel debuted and allowed PM contestants to win up to $20,000. One of the biggest winners was a suave gentleman whose wife had written a series of successful cookbooks. He was a charming fellow who clearly enjoyed the antics of Betty Kennedy, Robert Donner, Marcia Wallace, and the others. David Doyle ended up being the one who helped him with "__ Mountains" in the Head-to-Head.
Of course, there's other prizes that can be won besides money. While Richard Dawson wasn't as notorious for kissing the contestants as he would be hosting Family Feud, more than one lady couldn't resist the lure of his lips. One woman got really into it, ending up on his lap despite not winning the Head-to-Head with him. She seemed much happier winning a kiss from Richard than she would have with money anyway!
Check out some of the biggest wins in the nighttime in this short but funny marathon!