Tags: Music, Six Degrees of Seperation
Sometimes it is a small world after all. The song is true. The whole concept of the Six Degrees of Separation is very intriguing to me. That is the philosophy that we are all connected in someway through six “links” of people. This theory states that if I wanted to meet the Queen of England there is a person who knows a person who knows a person who knows a person up to six people who can personally introduce me to the Queen of England. I thought the world was too big for something like that. But then I watched this Dateline NBC episode where they choose six random Martina McBride fans and challenged them to get to her for a personal introduction in six people or less.
And all of them did it! It was crazy!
I had my own slight six degrees of separation/it is a very small world moment yesterday.
Hubby and I were sitting in church waiting for the service to start when I looked down toward the front and saw a guy who resembled Jimmy Fortune of The Statler Brothers. I knew it was him immediately. My dad only gets excited for two things. 1) Auburn Football and 2) The Statler Brothers. If you don’t know who the Statler Brothers are you did not have Country Music Television in the 1980’s. They were the most popular all-men ensemble of their time and we watched their videos and listened to their music all the time.
I immediately texted my dad who was at another church across town to tell him. He was excited and it took all of my self-control not to bug him for an autograph after the service. But, I didn’t even though my dad would have loved it!
Anyway, later that night I decided to youtube some of the Statler Brothers videos to show Hubby who they were and why my dad loved them so much. The video that I remember the most vividly is the one where one of the guys gets married and all of the bridesmaids are the girlfriends of the other guys. Cute huh? I can remember what the girls wore, who was with which guy, and vaguely what they look like.
I start to watch the video OH MY GOOOOOODDD!
I recognized one of the actresses in the video! I know her personally. In college I used to be her nanny for her two little girls for years and now we go to the same church and I see her all the time.
AND SHE NEVER MENTIONED IT! Now thinking on it though, why would she?
She sang back-up for a major rock star on his world tour, won countless beauty pageants, was a cheerleader for a Super Bowl winning team for years, and was featured in the Sports Illustrated swim suit edition in her day. So why would she not mention The Statler Brothers?
It is now all in perspective. But still, it was the craziest thing, that I, as a little girl watched her in a video over and over again and years later would meet her and never know until this weekend.
I realize this is a tad bit strange, but just let me have my moment of “wow!” I realize it may not sound like a big deal, but this is a pivotal moment from my childhood which has come full circle. That is so amazing to me!
It is such a small world.
Here is the video: she is the bridesmaid who gets out of the car and is “with” the guy with the beard. If nothing else the 80’s fashions are hilarious!