Murdo Girl…The Reunion…Part 2

Murdo Girl’s sign…thank you Marilyn and Sam Seymour!! It means the world to me! It now hangs above my fireplace. Eddie Jackson and Don Edwards are with me in this picture

On Saturday morning, which was the day everything happened, I got up early and dressed in my red gown and aluminum foil crown. The dress was to symbolize the gown I talk about in the early stories. Kitty Reynolds made it for me, and I always wore it with a crown made out of tin foil. I dressed up in it for several 4th of July parades and in the Cleopatra production that helped make me so famous. It came in handy as a Halloween costume as well.

I’m thinking Murdo Girl Roof or Doors, or Roof and Doors

I drove to the Range Country Motel to pick up my cousin Valerie who dressed as Queen Elizabeth. The good Queen has become a real blog favorite, so we didn’t want to leave her out of the festivities.

Hurry Papa John. She’s in the red car.

We had some time before we were supposed to line up for the parade, so we went to the lobby of the motel to grab some free coffee and food. As luck would have it, the lobby was full of adoring Murdo Girl fans. At least everyone remained in their seats. I got my coffee and walked around the room so everyone could talk to me and snap a photo if they wished. A guy by the name of Gordon Niedan asked me who I was. I said I was Bill Francis’s daughter. His mouth dropped open, so of course I assumed he realized he was talking to The Murdo Girl. Then, he made some remark about my being too old to be Bill’s daughter. It turns out, he thought I was trying to pass myself off as my brother Billy’s daughter. I cleared that up, and went on to a group of women who took picture after picture of both the Queen and me. Val and I wanted the perfect picture of ourselves, but even with my super duper phone camera it took awhile. (My Photographic Drawer never did show up.)

Val, and me with the last hunt hanging over my head.

I think I forgot to mention that the Lindquist girls purchased their childhood home, (where I babysat them),  just so I could stay there. It’s right next door to Coach Applebee’s house. He’s the one they named the Harold Thune Auditorium’s floor after. Sorry Coach. I know there was a constant progression of traffic going by. You might want to think about moving.

I love this picture of Coach Applebee with Dick Bradley, Mike Kinsley, Don Edwards, and Eddie Jackson. I must have been busy elsewhere. You can tell he’s wondering, “Where is Murdo Girl?”

Oh… I hear a video of me mocking my opponent in the race for President has surfaced. Barney must have an Aggressive Informant too. Was it good? I can do things like that stone cold sober. Kind of scary isn’t it?

As most of you know, my husband Kip had back surgery shortly before I left. I told him to sit in his recliner until I got back. Now he wants me to go buy food for him. I should have “people” to do that. I will catch up with all of you later. I will be posting the answer to the Murdo History Quiz, and lots more photos of the parade. I sure hope you like red.

Me with Mrs. Peters..I was her favorite..just behind John Thune
Murdo Girl’s Childhood home. (It’s buried somewhere underneath that tree.)
the parade
More on the parade next post. 


9 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…The Reunion…Part 2

  1. scoper07 July 20, 2016 / 11:47 am

    With the reception you received, maybe you should go for a dome over the Harold Thune Auditorium. You’re from Texas now so think big. Think about it, Murdo Girl Dome. Don’t settle for doors or a roof, leave those for Barney.

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      • scoper07 July 20, 2016 / 12:21 pm

        Like you said your are tight with the queen. I’m sure you can get her to help with the funding. They probably have a lot of Euros they don’t need any more. Yes I am missing a lot of letters, not just the Y.

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  2. sanjuan831 July 20, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    This one is my fav so far! Yes, the Queen can help with funding if you want the doorknobs named after Murdo Girl. Next time I want to dress up in that red coat and tall fur hat like in your picture of Papa John. So much fun and your blog keeps it alive. Good memory making!

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      • sanjuan831 July 20, 2016 / 1:02 pm

        Crown looks super! It was packed in its own special suitcase. People looked at me funny when I wore it through security at airport though. Cheerio!

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  3. Sherri Miller July 20, 2016 / 5:14 pm

    Looks like Murdo rolled out the red carpet for you, Murdo girl! Sorry I couldn”t make it, still looking for my pencil(s)! Look forward to reading more about your reunion with your home town friends.

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