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"You work so hard to get what you don't even want. The day is short and the night is long."


WLT and Robert Altman gave shy persons the strength to get up and do what needs to be done. As Lola Johnson sang, "He was her man. But he was no damn good. So they took him up to the graveyard, and they stuck him in the dirt. He had no idea what happened. He was waving to God. But he was doing her wrong...that's all she wrote." Her debut, and her now sweet pink western suit, Lola helps Meryl (Yolanda Johnson) & a lily (Lily Thomlin as Rhonda Johnson) and a special fiftees radio only comedienne, Prairie Farm Companion host, forming a ring of fire surrounding a movie about the singularly original combination life serious, spiced comedy contemporary vaudeville style radio show. The director of the film about same sadly vanishes short after the completion of the film. The two left behind, known as the actual Johnson Girls remember how it was their own dad who got them on that first radio show. Singing, Jesus is calling, waiting on the portals, come home you who are weary, come home. A true story about one portion of the humble beginnings of the traditional live radio show, Meryl who won National Society Of Film Critics, as one of the two Johnson girls remembers her mother with a smile as wide as the Mississippi, sings about where her folks has lived forever. "But I found my own sweet satisfaction right here on that muddy shore here ~ Oh mama, how I miss that prairie...& our precious aunts and uncles who loved us when we was young." That and goodness and mercy. The next guest, a once tent preacher and a now country singer sings some old church songs. A young teenager girl (Lindsey Lohan) for whom Dustin offers to let sing assures him after he asks that her songs are mostly about death, death by extension chord, death by exhaust fumes within the frame of a lonely car. Lefty and Dusty who sing some traditional country whip remind others that they must whoopi hi hi, get along little dogie. Just like Gene Autrey and as our wonderful host elaborates behind-the-scenes about a show which featured baked beans as his first start to radio, that and as another original station coordinator helping one pregnant about-to-be single mom feel good about herself and her condition. "That's how I got into radio. Morse code." Minneapolis, St. Paul Robert Altman helped bring a lost ship to shore during the war and from then on, his candid thirty years and a year live radio show talks a lot about what people of the day the great infamous sound trope thought about for real. Salvation, and right moral behavior. That and a unspoken conviction about the avoidance of taking actions regarding the performance of things that damaged others. Conscientious living, a format of days bygone.

Mama gave them no luxuries, except one. The gift of her musical family, that and the real meaning of a song. "Goodbye my momma, my uncles and aunts. They're in Jesus arms and he's talking to them...and I know they're in peace in a land of delight. But I miss my mama tonight. Whose hands are these all toiled and hard...goodness and mercy following me," and another also perk of on-air biscuit ads and songs about rhubarb pie sales. WLT and Robert Altman gave shy persons the strength to get up and do what needs to be done.

"One time I put the face of the Lord on a bowl of was about penguins." She said. All repairs being temporary only and short term, the story of the great adlib always open for a sharp change of turn, "sounds so lovely when you pour it." "Have a pot of it today." An ad for coffee and confluent duck tape and a blond angel with a beige trench coat all have what one thing in common? "I don't want him to go." The angel only says simple, forgive him his shortcomings and thank him for all of his love & care. "Chuck is dead." And as two of the Grand Ole Oprey style singers smoke a cigarette anyway, Lois Peterson comes to tell you a story about how she a singer before her car flipped and landed short of her boyfriend and a cabin after hearing a live radio narration style story on the show. "I'm not laughing." She said. "What makes you think we're not," he said. That meant that at least one of the penguins looked as if he wore a suit.


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