I Wanted To Be Cher
Do you remember the Sonny and Cher comedy hour? Oh how I loved watching that show. With it being tid bit Tuesday it’s the perfect time to say…..
I wanted to be Cher! I was tall and very thin and I had long hair. But…. I couldn’t and still can’t, carry a tune in a bucket. That doesn’t stop me from singing out loud though. Sorry to all those who are ever within hearing distance. I really wanted to be her. I even imagined what it would be like to be married to someone who was a foot shorter than I was.
I loved her style, her attitude, her amazing voice ( I still do). One of the first albums I ever bought with my own money was Half Breed By Cher in 1973. The album cover is a bit faded and the grooves in the record show wear, but I still have it! I have been a lifetime fan.
My sweet husband took me to see her in concert in 2005. I had a fever and the flu, my pockets were stuffed with tissues. But I still enjoyed every second between sneezes. Cindi Lauper was her opening act and she knocked our socks off too. Probably not a good idea when you have the flu to go without socks.
Now that I am older I appreciate her talents even more. She is an amazing singer, actress, comedian and an author too. I no longer want to be her, as I am happy with who I am. My days of being starstruck are long gone. But, I still think it would be lovely to sit and have tea with her ( yes I think she enjoys tea). She is living an extraordinary life. Did you read her book, The First Time? Yes I have that too.
Did you have a favorite celebrity when you were young?