Shortly after we were married, Beautiful found herself ensconced in new surroundings. She had only recently retired and had moved to a new community. It does not require a stretch of the imagination to picture her need to find satisfying activities. I mean other than pleasing and entertaining me.
We had occasion to meet the manager/producer for the one-man Hometown Television operation. Jim and Beautiful hit it off and the upshot was that she became the hostess for a variety program which would air once a week. There were promises of a new set and who knows whatever else, because I stood around in the background and paid them no nevermind.
Now for a period of weeks, finding interesting and talented guests who were willing to go for their
Then, too, when our living room became the rent-free studio and vanilla had to repair to his den while the house was invaded by boy-band or pipe organ builder it became evident that someone was giving more than she was getting.
Clearly, this was not going to work long-term.
BBBH loves performing, and being in the public eye is nourishment to her spirit. But even with that being on her plate, she could not continue to devote the unreimbursed time to do what she felt she could not do unassisted. The community had the pleasure of viewing several programs, and quite interesting they were, too, but it had to end.
I guess what BBBH got in the long-run was the ability to say truthfully, "When I had my TV show..."