I loved the short-lived, Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters show growing up. I wanted to be Louise. My sister and I would dance and sing to all of the choreographed music, executing perfect high kicks in our cowboy boots right along side the Mandrell sisters. I was convinced that I was the long lost fourth Mandrell sister separated at birth.
So when I came upstairs to bed the other night, I couldn't help but think of one of my favorite Barbara Mandrell songs, "Sleeping Single in a Double Bed," as I looked at the unusual dog pile my girls had formed on Roxy's usual sleeping spot. I guess, that night, Roxy would not be sleeping single. They slept like that, without any kind of fuss, for over an hour.
I couldn't resist taking a peek on YouTube to see what they offered in the way of some great video clips of the Barbara Mandrell and the Mandrell Sisters show. I remember seeing this opening bit for the first time and thinking we were seeing a glimpse into what it was like to be one of the Mandrell sisters as they argue about silly, mindless things. Watching it now you can totally tell it was scripted. I still love that blue dress Louise is wearing.
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