Isaiah 41:13 - For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Miss Mandrell, Miss Mandrell

Did you watch the Barbara Mandrell show back in the early 80's ?

It was one of my most favorite shows. I don't think I ever missed an episode.

If you did watch it, you might remember these guys. They are called the Krofft Puppets.
One of them would have a sit-down conversation with Barbara each week, but would
always start out with...."Miss Mandrell, Miss Mandrell!"

Whenever I think of Barbara, I remember that puppet calling her name. :-)

On our recent trip to TN to visit Blake, we took a tour of what is called the Fontanel Mansion.

It's the former home of Barbara Mandrell. It is fabulous. It is now a tourist stop, with a Farmhouse restaurant & gift shops. It also has an outdoor venue that hosts concerts.
The mansion is also rented out for weddings, parties, receptions, etc.

Coming up the mile long drive to the house.

This is actually the back of the house.

Inside. Just one of several Great Rooms.

The pool. It was covered that day due to a wedding reception being held there that night. They were in the midst of setting up and decorating for it.

These portraits hang in the formal dining room.


Barbara & her sisters, Louise & Irlene.

This is now the gift shop, but was the home that Barbara & her family lived in while the mansion was being built.

My precious son & I.

Hubby & Me.

My 2 guys.

I have more photos, but didn't get as many as we could have.
My photographer ( husband) was too enthralled with
talking to the tour guide about his favorite subject.....G.O.L.F.!

I think he forgot why we were there !!

And, incidentally, our tour guide was the son of Boots Randolph!

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