The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

February 3, 2014

in Mom, NaBloPoMo

jayToday I was lucky enough to attend a Jay Leno taping. It was awesome! He is retiring on Thursday to make room for Jimmy Fallon, so it was a bit sentimental. I watch him every night. Seriously. Every night. I came by it honestly, I grew up watching him and Johnny Carson. My Mom was a fan (as was my grandmother) and in our house you could set your clock by his nightly monologue. After his jokes were done my Mom would take her shower and go to bed. It was a nightly ritual she did year after year.

The night my Mom passed away she waited until Jay Leno finished his monologue before she died.

Really. You can’t make up that kind of stuff.

She literally took her last breath as he finished with his nightly monologue. It was sad and kind of awesome all at the same time. I’ve always said that people “decide” when it’s time for them to go and my Mom was no exception. She ended every day with the Tonight Show, it seemed fitting that was how she chose to end her life too.

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This month I am (again) participating in NaBloPoMo because 1) I really enjoyed doing it in January and 2) My blog friend Tara from Daisy Smiley Face convinced me to do it and she is too stinkin’ cute to say no to. But this time I am going to hold myself accountable to the writing prompts. I’m looking at it as a exercise in crafting more writing skill (or crafting some writing skill, depending on how you read this blog.) And I’m also doing it to support Andrew who has to do a daily journal for the next 9 weeks about his Skull Island exploits. I figure if he can sit down and follow a rubric everyday, so can I.

So here goes. This is my prompt for today.

Monday, February 3, 2013
Write about an event that happened today.  Now write about it from the perspective of someone else in the room — your child, your partner, a person dining in the same restaurant… your choice.

A conversation between my Mom and Grandmother about Jimmy Fallon.

Grandma: “Snookumfrtiz, who is that kid on the Tonight Show that needs a haircut?

Mom: “You mean Timmy Falcon?”

Grandma: “Timmy Falcon? Isn’t he a race car driver?”

Mom: “Yes! He grew up down the street. His Mom took my ceramic class.”

The End.

I understand that if you didn’t know either my Grandmother or Mom this probably isn’t funny. But if you did know them then it is hysterical!

1 Renee February 3, 2014 at 9:46 pm

Omg you made me cry and laugh at the same time! Beautiful memories!

2 Sandi February 4, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Renee- Thank you! I miss you my friend!

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