Monday, March 2, 2009

Fun Monday - A Walk Down Memory Lane


Jo with Chocolate and Other Things is our Fun Monday hostess today and she has requested us to:

...tell me something fun about your mother and/or her mother. What fun, weird, laughable memories do you have of your Mom or your Grandma?

For those who personally know me and my mom (aka Life According to Jan and Jer) it is no secret that we are practically best friends. I have shared and continue to share many fun, weird and laughable times with my mom, but today I would like to share one particular funny memory of my mom which took place about 20 years ago (give or take a year or two - mom probably knows the exact year).

First, you need to click the below video and then read the rest of the story.





It was around the year 1990. My mom had recently divorced from my Dad and she was a single lady who liked going out "dancing". One of her favorite places she frequented was a happening Piano Bar in downtown Baltimore, known as "Little Diddy's".

Mom ended up winning a Lip Syncing contest at "Little Diddy's", which was sponsored by the local radio station. There were several other contestants who also won, and a final competition was held where all the contestants came together to compete for the reigning championship. Mom's win included many items, some of which I do not remember. One thing she did win was a limo ride to the final competition. (pictured below - click on image to enlarge).


She was so cute in her black and white polka dotted size 2 dress. She is sitting next to the Blues Brothers, who ultimately won the final competition. For those who grew up in the Doo Wop era, you probably remember this song well. It was the song my mom lip synced to!


To this day I still can't believe she was even in such a contest. She sure did have guts to stand out there on that dance floor in front of many friends, family and strangers and lip sync her heart out! It was certainly a silly memory I will cherish forever!

Please check out the other FM participants here.

18 comments:

Swampy said...

What a fun-loving Mom ! I would have voted for her. So glad she had the pics taken. Size 2?

Karen said...

Ah that's sweet and your Mom is a real looker.

Jan said...

I had no idea Jan was your Mom. What a great memory you shared. I'm just holding my breath, hoping my daughter doesn't post this FM. My hubs is laughing, hoping she does.

Sarah said...

Fantastic photos. I bet your Mom is so thrilled to have such memories! Thanks for sharing with us today :)

Hootin' Anni said...

How sweet!!!!! I would love to be next to your mother in the competition. But I'm sure she would have beat me out in no time.

Mine is posted. Do stop by...once again, it's a 'hoot' of a story.

Janis said...

How deep did you have to dig for those photos?? Does that ever bring back great memories, BTW it took place 8/31/88. I met Jer the very next nite. Can you believe size 2!!!! and I only paid $5 bucks for it. Those were the most fun times. Thanks Kel, for the memories, your a doll. I Love U, Mom

Tracy said...

What a piece of tail Mom was (still is)! I can't believe you had those pictures. She was having the time of her life and deserved it!

Lil Mouse said...

ahhhhhhhhhh the 90s!

♥~♥ Tracey ♥~♥ said...

That is hysterical! I didn't know that about Aunt Jan. She can rock!

Heather said...

What a fun memory! I'm so glad you shared pics as well!

margaret (the misanthrope) said...

OK...hi, this is me, the village idiot! I didn't realize the fabulous Janis was your mom! (This is typical of me, I'm often clueless about things that are obvious to others.) I knew you were very close friends but didn't realize you were related! Very, very cool.

And what a great story! I've come to "know" your mom through her blog posts and she is just terrific. And this fabulous story gives us some more insight into this remarkable lady. I don't think I would've had the nerve to get up on stage for anything! Anyway, happy FM to you, and thanks for sharing!

Sayre said...

That was great! Your mom is a real winner - in spite of not actually winning the contest!

Pamela said...

size 2! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH.

ha ha ha ha ha

Dr.John said...

You did a great job with the fun Monday topic.
The pictures were good and the story was certainly interesting.

hulagirlatheart said...

What a FUN memory! Great story.

Cynthia said...

Too funny!!

MommyWizdom said...

She sure does look cute in that dress! What a sweet story!

MommyWizdom

ChrisB said...

Wow this is a wonderful post. What great memories. Your mom looks fantastic in those photos.

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