spagirl says…

lisa whelchel (blair from facts of life) funny SB story.



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  1. spagirl
    spagirl says…

    so... i grew up watching facts of life... if you're old enough, you remember, right?

    well i heard lisa on the radio talking about her faith and other life stories...
    and she brought up a funny story about scrapbooking.

    she was at an SB convention when she got a frantic call from her daughter... her husband
    had fallen from the roof taking down christmas lights... and paramedics where everywhere.

    so, she rushed home... the paramedics told her he was OK and he was going to live. no
    spinal damage... but he did have a broken leg... maybe arm?.. i don't remember that.

    but... what did she do? grabbed her camera... and took pictures of the paramedics cutting
    his pants... to set the break. what did the paramedic say? "scrapbooker, huh?"

    she did question that later...
    but her talk was so honest and authentic.
    about life as a child actor, weight issues... and of course SB.
    glad i was able to hear her.

    anyway... i think we can all relate to that in some way? right?! :)

  2. mlepitts
    mlepitts says…

    you take the good you take the bad you take them both and there you have the facts of life, the facts of life.

    i LOVED that show. on a good day, i can sing the entire theme song. i have to turn off my brain and just sing. it's impressive.

    i love that story. thanks for sharing it joanne!

  3. lifelovepaper (Studio Calico Creative Team Member)
    lifelovepaper says…

    LOVED that show. and I was always envious of her hair. Thanks for sharing. :)

  4. mlepitts
    mlepitts says…

    Facts of Life

    You take
    the good,

    You take the bad,

    You take them both and there you have the facts of life.

    The facts of life.

    There's a time you gotta go and show

    You're growin' now,

    You know about the facts of life.

    The facts of life.

    When the world never seems,

    To be living up to your dreams.

    And suddenly you're finding out,

    The facts of life are all about you.

    All about you.


    A-ll about you.

    It takes a lot to get em right,

    But you're learnin the facts of life.

    Learnin the facts of life.

    Learnin the facts of life.

    Learnin the facts of li-fe.

  5. Gracie
    Gracie says…

    Great story!

    I agree Tina, I always wanted hair like hers!Embarassed

  6. spagirl
    spagirl says…

    that song will be in my head all day now!

    thanks em! hahaha lol!

    her hair is gorgeous!

  7. Gracie
    Gracie says…

    Emily, too funny...those lyrics are pretty good and would

    be a great theme for a layout!!!!

  8. katrina
    katrina says…

    funny story.

    why don't they show reruns of that show?  they seem to rerun every other popular show that was made in the 80's.Undecided

  9. MaryJo
    MaryJo says…

    That was one of my favorite shows! I always loved Jo :)

    I haven't seen any re-runs in a long time. I wish they would run them again.

  10. mammascrapper
    mammascrapper says…

    too funny - i loved that show!  Thansk emily - now i can't get the darn song out of my head!!

  11. joy_madison
    joy_madison says…

    a true scrapbooker :D

  12. scrapdebbie
    scrapdebbie says…

    oh great. thanks for the ditty Emily =)

  13. Ursula
    Ursula says…

    Yep, loved that show.  My sister WAS Jo.  Not IRL, but she was exactly like her and I always felt like I got an inside look into who Kim was because Jo would show me on the Facts of Life. LOL.

    Good times, good times.

  14. kphike (Gold Rewards Subscriber)
    kphike says…

    Loved that show!!! Thanks for the story Joann - wish I heard her .....the paramedic sbooker part is hilarious and something I may or may not have been guilty of doing!!!


  15. christap
    christap says…

    I absolutely loved that show!  Watched it each and every week!

  16. ShellyJ (Gold Rewards Subscriber)
    ShellyJ says…

    great story!

  17. Valerie_am
    Valerie_am says…

    Great story - I loved that show and always wanted to look like her -

  18. ScrapperJenn
    ScrapperJenn says…

    lol that is funny! Just last night we were watching the news, and they were talking to someone about the nursing polls that were going on here last night, and behind them I saw someone whip out a camera, take a few photo's of all the lines of people voting and then quickly tuck it back in her purse. I looked at Mike and said - hey there's a scrapbooker! lol! We are everywhere!

  19. zosa13
    zosa13 says…

    I loved that show! Cool story:)

  20. amyrjoy
    amyrjoy says…

    I heard that before..when she was on a radio show. Cracked me up.  :)

  21. DeniseN
    DeniseN says…

    Funny story, Joanne!  I wanted her hair, too, and wished I could roller skate like Tootie.  Remember George Clooney on the show?  HA!  Niiiiice.

  22. JenniferT
    JenniferT says…

    I don't remember that show but such a funny story! I'm sure we can all relate, thanks for sharing!

  23. Melonie
    Melonie says…

    Loved The Facts of Life. Cute story.

  24. scrapally
    scrapally says…

    Ok - the funniest part of this story to me is the paramedic actually identifying her as a scrapbooker - we are a crazy lot, aren't we? 

  25. keshet
    keshet says…

    That cracked me up too, Ally! So funny!

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