I am an avid fan of old time radio and have been for over a decade. I collect thousands of episodes of radio shows from the 1930s-50s. Of all the shows ever made, Fibber McGee & Molly is, hands down, my favorite. Listening to them, which I still do almost daily, brings a comfort to my soul that I can’t really express.
I chose this particular blog title and address in honor of Fibber McGee & Molly. Anyone who is a listener of this classic show knows that anytime anything ever happened in the lovely little town of Wistful Vista, it happened at 14th and Oak. Bank robbery? It was at the bank that sits at 14th and Oak. Fibber’s car stolen? He remembered that it was last parked it at 14th and Oak. Fibber’s hand caught in a mailbox? It was the mailbox at the corner of 14th and Oak. Molly headed to the Bon-Ton Department store to scope out the fur coats? The Bon-Ton was at 14th and Oak. Fibber craving ice cream from the soda counter at Kramer’s Drugs? That was located at 14th and Oak.
Over the years since this web addressed was picked, I’ve toyed with the idea of changing the blog title and address to something more contemporary and fitting for my life today. And then I asked myself “why?” I still love ridiculous, goofy Fibber Mcgee and his longs-suffering wife, Molly. In fact, if I take a step back and look, my love of this show has been one of the few constants in my ever-changing life these many years. So, for now, the web address and title stays. Why fix what isn’t broken?