Wednesday, July 27, 2016

I  guess I was about 12 when our ward participated in the Stake Road Show.  We did a farm scene and we all dressed up as vegetables. I was one of the tomatoes and we wore red round costumes with green hats and our faces were painted green. We danced on stage when it was our turn to the tune of the Sugar Plum Fairies. Once all the vegetables had gotten on stage we talked about how we all wanted to be picked (specially chosen) for the veggies of the day. Off stage we heard a tired "Ho Ho Ho", then one of the smallest boys our age came on stage dressed as the Jolly Green Giant. One of the veggies asked, "What's the matter Green Giant?"  He answered, " I've been sick..."  The audience laughed a lot. Then we proceeded on with the show and danced and sang and had our 10 to 15 minutes of fame.  We had a good time performing and I can remember the Pea section singing "Peas, Peas, Peas, Peas, Plump and Tender Peas?" Ah, wish they had Road Shows today, or even Stake Plays, but alas, those are bygone days.  We are lucky if they even have a talent show any more. I guess that is why I am glad we have a talent show at our reunions. It reminds me of when my brothers and sisters would put on a show at family gatherings, and of when I was in shows in my youth. 
Just a walk down memory lane.