Saturday, April 3, 2010
Sweet Georgia Brown..
Being a child of the late 60s and 70s, no Saturday afternoon was complete without ABC’s “Wide World of Sports”. I would sit in front of the TV, with great anticipation, hoping that it wouldn’t be weightlifting from Russia or ping-pong from China, but maybe Evel Knievel or better yet, the “Harlem Globetrotters”. Nothing better than watching those Washington Generals getting their asses whipped by those Globetrotting tricksters…the clown princes of basketball.
It was a pleasant diversion from Passover preparations that we went to Girl Scout day at the Harlem Globetrotters at the Boston Garden. Nothing like “The Magic Circle” and “Sweet Georgia Brown”, and seeing both the junior palates enjoy the same things I did when I was their age to bring back some great memories. While there was no “Meadowlark Lemon” or “Curly Neal”, they brought out all the old bag of tricks, with the water/confetti bucket, the exploding ball, the elastic band on the ball for the foul shots…the never-ending jokes and playing with the audience. This was good, clean family fun.