Saturday, July 28, 2007

Where did it come from?

"Gone stitchin' instead of just a wishin"?

My dad was a huge fan of Harold Ensley, The Sportsmans Friend. This started as a local hunting/fishing show in the 60's. Mr. Ensley had a theme song that went:

Gone fishin' instead of just a wishin'.....

I can still hear the music in my head. I lost my father when I was 10, but believe, to this day, he has never missed an episode of this program!

Several months ago at work, as I was leaving for the day, my boss asked if I was going to my "stitching group". "Yup", I replied, "gone stitchin' instead of just a wishin'"...... Now I hum the theme song as I settle into my stichin' spot, smile and think of Daddy and Harold Ensley in that red ford country squire sedan......
Here is a photo of my Dad, my little brother Duane, Dad's dog Suzie and yours truly.... (love the white socks with the black shoes!) circa 1967-68
I hope I'm the "Stitchers Friend"! xoxo Martha~~Marti~~Miokka~~Mom~~Gramma


Lavender Rose said...

Dear, Martha, I love it!! That's the perfect saying, and I'm stealing it for my DH and anyone who asks me from now on!! Your dad sounds like great fun. I love your style. :)

Kathy said...

It is so interesting for your to write about Harold Ensley and his outdoor show. I grew up with that show also. My brother-in-law and his father were very good friends with Harold. During his later years they both drove him around to some of his appearances. He had Thanksgiving dinner with our family at my niece's house a year or before he passed away. I too remember the song and the Red Ford Country Squire Station Wagon. What a neat way to come up with a blog title. Happy memories.