Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

The Jack Benny Program... Live on Stage!

Last night, Lisa and I walked over to the Lyons' Grange Hall for a benefit spaghetti feed. After all of the work we did with the tree (and the 10K steps I logged hauling brush), I wasn't too concerned about all of the heavy carbs. (Indeed, my blood sugar was only 78 when I tested later.) After the meal, we were treated to a radio play performance of Jack Benny's version of High Noon with something of a local twist. Jack Benny's part was performed by Lisa's cousin, which was how we'd found out it was happening; he'd stopped by a few days earlier and mentioned that he was on his way to rehearsal. It was a lot of fun. I only wish I could have been in the play; Lisa says I'm a natural to to Don Wilson's part as announcer. Also, had Lisa and I known more about this earlier, we could have put together sound and music effects to add to the show. We love old time radio, and have listened to vast numbers of Jack Benny programs. It was hard to keep from laughing at the beginning of classic bits like "Si, Sy, Sue." We walked back home in excellent high spirits, talking about how we'd like to be involved in more things like this.
Tags: lisa, mehama, old time radio
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