I have a confession to make this new day of the New Year. I adore the Lawrence Welk show! I was not even aware of this show until several years ago and now find myself utterly transfixed to my television Saturday evenings at seven.
I know this show is appealing to me because it perfectly captures the heart of who I am. Hopelessly old-fashioned, forever in a time not my own.
My own attempts at being modern always leave me feeling not myself. I'm always going to be demure, I'm always going to be polite, I'm always going to have "big hair". Thank goodness my family loves me anyway.
In between musical segments of the television show, the performers are featured in an interview as they are today. I take inspiration in their dedication to Lawrence Welk to be the very best of themselves they could be. Entire lifespans spent working for one individual whose respect meant everything.
My little peg doll foursome are inspired by real life sisters, Anne, Peggy, Kathy, and Janet, The Lennon Sisters who were regular performers on the Lawrence Welk Show. From a family of 12 siblings, their feet remained firmly planted on the ground as their popularity grew.
My own daughter is as modern as can be, but I can see her old-fashioned upbringing in her work ethic and her kindness to others. She adored playing with these vintage Lennon Sisters paper dolls when she was a young girl.
As this new day of the New Year begins, instead of listing resolutions to change about myself, I hope I will aspire to be more like individuals I admire so they in turn might admire me.