This Beautiful Inheritance: Small Town Life: Being on TV is Kind of a Big Deal

Friday, February 22, 2013

Small Town Life: Being on TV is Kind of a Big Deal

Last night I ran into Dollar General to grab milk, bread and a taco dinner kit, and a random woman I did not know hollered: "Y'all got robbed!"

I laughed. This was small-town life at its finest. I didn't know her name, but I'm sure she knew mine. Because she probably went to school with my mom or dad. And she's probably "known me since I was born." And heck -- who knows -- she might be a distant cousin.

One thing was certain. She watched me and the hubs on the Steve Harvey Show. Because when you live in a small town, everyone watches. It's kind of a big deal.

In the past few days weeks, I've been asked about the show every time I leave the house. "How did this happen?" "When does it air?" "Y'all should have won!" ...The support is equal to the interest :-)

A couple days ago someone from the paper asked me to "write a story on how this all came about." So yesterday I did that and it should come out in next week's paper...

With all this, I couldn't help but be reminded of a few other times our family has been "in the spotlight."

Like this time. When my 12-year-old friend and I were chosen to be on Disney Channel's Z games and got lots or press coverage.

Or the time when my dad was on "Price is Right." I remember him telling Bob Barker on stage that this "would make the front page of our local paper." He was right.

If my memory serves me correctly, our whole elementary school shut down at 10 a.m. to turn on TVs and watch "Kelcie & Audrey's dad" on the "Price is Right."

Because if you live in a small town, it's kind of a big deal.

I don't mind being the "talk of the town" for a little while. Next week it will be something else. In the meantime, Tyler and I will keep smiling and blushing and politely answering questions. And we'll cut out another news clipping for our family scrapbook of memories.

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