30 Pay Day!


Billboard’s Hot 100 Number One at the time:
Andy Gibb – Shadow Dancing
For the weeks of July 1 and July 8, 1978

Episode 30! I know it’s just a small accomplishment but Mat and I see it as an accomplishment none the less. In this episode Mom mentions going to the Drive-In and seeing a movie called “Fun with Dick and Jane”. Mat and I figured out which one it is, because it’s not the version with Jim Carrey and Téa Leoni. For those of you who don’t know (I didn’t know until this episode either) “Fun with Dick and Jane” was originally filmed in 1977 with George Segal and Jane Fonda in the leads. It looks like the plot is really similar to the 2005 version. I think I’ll eventually watch this just to see how close the remake was to it. I wonder if I can find it on Netflix, Hulu Plus or one of my other online sources?


As always we had fun recording this one. There are some parts that were edited out due to confusion on my part. Someday Mat will need to put all my bloopers together and release them as their own episode. Maybe at the end of all this we’ll think about doing that. We hope you’re all enjoying these latest episodes. Things were really beginning to pick up for us by this time. I know some of what will be happening in the near future from my own memories. It’s kind of neat to read Mom’s side of everything and to match it all up with what I have in my head. Well, that’s enough for this week. Enjoy!

June 30, 1978 – July 8, 1978

In this episode Mom got her first paycheck from the State Hospital. Then we went to the drive-in and saw “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Fun with Dick and Jane”. Mom made more plans for the future by setting up a savings account with a plan to divert part of her paycheck into it for curtains and the van she’d been dreaming about. She also made plans for keeping the house clean and some new things she’d like to decorate with. She also tried to quit smoking again with a filter system she got from her brother Phil. She also found out when their court date was for their bankruptcy and we try to figure out how many times Mom said, “I Love You” in the Journal.

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