#MirthMusicMon – Mother & Son #MondayBlogs

I’m not 100% sure that my choice for the mirth part of Mirth and Music Monday this week will actually work outside of the context of the TV episode that it’s in, but I’m hopeful. This is from a classic Australian TV show from the 80s and early 90s called Mother & Son. Garry McDonald played Arthur Beare, who cares for his aging mother Maggie (played by Australian veteran of stage and screen, Ruth Cracknell). Maggie is beginning to suffer from dementia, and Arthur’s patience is constantly tested, though it’s always clear that he loves her deep down and only wants what’s best for her. There are some full episodes on YouTube (half an hour each); if you enjoy this, I recommend checking them out.

An instrumental version of this song was used in the opening credits of Mother & Son. It’s a sweet, old-timey song.

Feel free to join us for Mirth and Music Monday! Or check out what others are sharing. Our linky is here. I’m writing this on my lunch break, which is nearly finished, so I’d better go!

~ Emily


#MirthMusicMon Post on a Tuesday

It’s 6:25am on Tuesday here, but that means it’s still Monday in most of the world. I was home late last night so while I picked out the clips for MMM, I didn’t actually put the post together. Here it is now. On another bit of an Australia theme again today, first with the Happy Little Vegemites song which every Australian learns when they’re about four years old, and then a parody of our children’s TV show, Playschool. Playschool is actually probably one of the least condescending and best educational shows we have, but as Edy pointed out, if you’re going to do an over-the-top parody, this is how you do it. (It does go on a bit long, but it is amusing).

Join us here for Mirth and Music Monday. I’m off to get ready for work now.