3 Day Quote Challenge. Day 2.

kermitI picked a quote from the brilliant Jim Henson, in honor of the return of  The Muppet Show next week. That show holds a special place in my heart.

There was no joy in the house that particular Christmas in the late 1970’s. My mother’s declining mental health and terminal cancer diagnosis loomed large.

When I came home to visit, the tension was palpable.  I suggested that we watch The Muppet Show.


A bonus quote. Beaker.

My siblings were teenagers, and not interested.

I convinced them.

Only 5 minutes into the show, there were smiles, there was laughter, there were traces of the joy we had lost to the complications of life.

I will always remember the moment.

I will always be a fan.

This is Day 2 of the 3 Day Quote Challenge. Thanks again to Rich and Judy for the nomination.



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39 Responses to 3 Day Quote Challenge. Day 2.

  1. I love the Muppets. No matter how sad I might feel, they always make me feel better.

  2. Just Plain Ol' Vic says:

    That is very thought provoking as a parent.

  3. wafflemethis says:

    Love the bonus quote by beaker😂

  4. The quote is great and so strangely true! A memory from the past!

  5. George says:

    Terrific quote, Van but an even better story of how that show brought your family together for a short while.

    • It really did help, George, thanks. It was important to remember that we all shared some happy times in that family. My mom lived almost 2 years past the 3 month prognosis she was given. ☺

  6. The Muppets still inspire joy. 😀

  7. I saw your bonus quote!!! So I commented on it! I must have missed your real quote and thought it was a picture!! no glasses on, I love that quote! I think is it very true and it seems kids do remember you and what you have done and how you have acted! But I do love the other quote ha ha, so cute!

  8. You’re right that even adults can enjoy it. 🙂 I used to watch The Muppets with my daughter and now watch it with my grandson. It never goes out of style and the messages are always playful and sweet.

  9. Jay says:

    It’s funny how very rarely these things can just unite us.

  10. mandy says:

    I love this! 😀

  11. markbialczak says:

    Yes, Van, Jim Henson is a Maryland Terp greatless missed. He was finding his post-grad greatness when I was a student, and one day I stumbled upon a tribute to him on the steps of a big building on the quad. I climbed up, wondering what was going on, and ended up next to the podium, quite close to the puppeteer of honor, staring out over the quad and other students. Oh, this guy, I thought. Wow to us. 🙂

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