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“The Older I Get, the More I Think Kids’ Exposure Needs Policing.”

I think it’s kinda cool that my kids know who Glenn Miller is. Yep—the Big Band era is alive and well at the Burkett household.

A few other sounds reverberate against the walls of my house—the melodious, contagious laughter of the sneaky and cunning but hilariously funny Lucy Ricardo and the Cuban-influenced singing voice of Ricky too. At my house, Lucy and Desi are in good company with the likes of Andy Griffith and that crazy Deputy Barney Fife. We laugh at that zany Jerry Lewis and the crazy faces he made his trademarks in movies like The Nutty Professor and The Disorderly Orderly.

I’d be lying if I said none of that was influenced by my beloved mother. She could quote Lucy Ricardo with the best of them.


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