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Who would have thought that a 70's music group would have foretold the future of our Chuch. As Stephan Colbert put it:

"We're one Pope over the line, sweet Jesus. One Pope over the line. "
(03-27-2013, 09:50 AM)JoniCath Wrote: [ -> ]Who would have thought that a 70's music group would have foretold the future of our Chuch. As Stephan Colbert put it:

"We're one Pope over the line, sweet Jesus. One Pope over the line. "

LOL  That brings to mind when I saw that song being performed on, of all things, The Lawrence Welk Show. Wonder if they knew what they were singing about LOL The video, since I know you're all just DYING to see it:


Gosh, I've got fond memories of that show -- going over to my Irish-side Grandma's house and seeing that on the telly. My Granny -- whew! that woman could cook and DID cook -- homemade bread, soups, cinnamon rolls, these things we call "Pluckets" which normal people call "Monkey Bread", and pies, pies, pies. She'd take the leftover dough, cut them into roughly triangular shapes, sprinkle them with sugar and cinnamon, bake 'em off, call them "Dog Ears," and give 'em to us kids. We'd eat and the grown-ups would play Euchre (the Hoosier Game and the game that all the Irish side folks in my family grow up playing) while we kids ran around the yard or did stuff like put on puppet shows by hanging the puppets ("marionettes, I guess) over the upstairs bannister so they'd be seen downstairs in the living room where the adults were hanging out, probably trying to avoid us.  I miss Grandma, and her house and her food and being a silly kid who's never had a sore back or a gray hair or a busted heart!

Sorry, I digress...  But as an aside, Lawrence Welk was a devout Catholic! He went to Mass every day and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. God bless him :)

(03-27-2013, 10:28 AM)Vox Clamantis Wrote: [ -> ]Sorry, I digress...  But as an aside, Lawrence Welk was a devout Catholic! He went to Mass every day and is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. God bless him :) 

And he had a beautiful death too, of course spiritually but also on a natural level. Lawrence Welk and Mister (Fred) Rogers were of the same ilk, imo. They were simply "themselves" and didn't worry about what was cool. They retained a wholesomeness and innocence about them. I also have fond memories of the Lawrence Welk Show. Every Saturday night we spent the night with my grandparents (also musicians) and they always had that show on the TV.  This was the only time we kids were allowed "pop and snacks" and we also got to stay up late. PBS still runs old LW shows on Saturday night and it brings back great memories. I can still hear my grandmother talking about the performers... the costumes, the hairstyles, etc. Everybody loved Lawrence Welk... and the bubbles :-)
I wasn't much of a fan of CCR, but a cousin of one of the Irish guys "Turtle Man" could play all of their tunes, at least the chords on an acoustic guitar. That guy could get the party rolling. Why they called him "Turtle Man" only the Lord knows.  His brother was "Wild Bill" and we knew why he was called that, his eyes were not connected to his brain. Ah, youth is wasted on the young.

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(03-27-2013, 09:50 AM)JoniCath Wrote: [ -> ]Who would have thought that a 70's music group would have foretold the future of our Chuch. As Stephan Colbert put it:

"We're one Pope over the line, sweet Jesus. One Pope over the line. "

I don't get it.  ???



Oh my gosh! That is beautiful!!! Just be-u-tee-ful!  :LOL:
(03-27-2013, 11:28 AM)DustinsDad Wrote: [ -> ]
(03-27-2013, 09:50 AM)JoniCath Wrote: [ -> ]Who would have thought that a 70's music group would have foretold the future of our Chuch. As Stephan Colbert put it:

"We're one Pope over the line, sweet Jesus. One Pope over the line. "

I don't get it.  ???

She slightly changed the words. The original song was "One Toke Over the Line". Actually, I don't remember CCR ever doing this song. The hit version was by a duo called Brewer & Shipley.
(03-27-2013, 10:45 AM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote: [ -> ]And he had a beautiful death too, of course spiritually but also on a natural level.

What's the story? Tell us!

(03-27-2013, 10:45 AM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote: [ -> ]Lawrence Welk and Mister (Fred) Rogers were of the same ilk, imo. They were simply "themselves" and didn't worry about what was cool. They retained a wholesomeness and innocence about them.

Awww, I love Mr. Rogers! Yeah, you're right; they're of the same ilk. Just good men who were who they were and didn't try to be anyone else. God bless 'em both :)

(03-27-2013, 10:45 AM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote: [ -> ]  I also have fond memories of the Lawrence Welk Show. Every Saturday night we spent the night with my grandparents (also musicians) and they always had that show on the TV.  This was the only time we kids were allowed "pop and snacks" and we also got to stay up late. PBS still runs old LW shows on Saturday night and it brings back great memories. I can still hear my grandmother talking about the performers... the costumes, the hairstyles, etc. Everybody loved Lawrence Welk... and the bubbles :-)

:)  I'm getting the warm fuzzies just hearing you talk about it...

(03-27-2013, 10:45 AM)StrictCatholicGirl Wrote: [ -> ]And he had a beautiful death too, of course spiritually but also on a natural level.

Vox Wrote:What's the story? Tell us!

Lawrence Welk lived in Santa Monica and he had a huge picture window where he loved to watch the sun set into the Pacific Ocean. He died peacefully there in his Santa Monica home...fortified by the sacraments and with family by his side.  It was a Sunday evening as he was dying, and his family pushed his bed to the huge picture window where he watched the sun sink into the ocean for the last time. It was like a kiss goodbye from nature, a beautiful gift from God.
(03-27-2013, 11:49 AM)Grasshopper Wrote: [ -> ]
(03-27-2013, 11:28 AM)DustinsDad Wrote: [ -> ]
(03-27-2013, 09:50 AM)JoniCath Wrote: [ -> ]Who would have thought that a 70's music group would have foretold the future of our Chuch. As Stephan Colbert put it:

"We're one Pope over the line, sweet Jesus. One Pope over the line. "

I don't get it.  ???

She slightly changed the words. The original song was "One Toke Over the Line". Actually, I don't remember CCR ever doing this song. The hit version was by a duo called Brewer & Shipley.

You're right, Brewer & Shipley said that they were probably one toke over the line when they wrote it. (Toke referred to a drag of Marijuana). Now, I make it a goal to present myself as a dignified, faithful Grandmother on this forum & I've ruined it). I didn't do drugs, but everyone growing up in the late 50's/early 60's knew what a "toke" was. BTW. CCR's version is terrific. They finish the song in a "round".

http://grooveshark.com/#!/search/song?q=...r+The+Line