Friday, November 10, 2006

Are You Gonna Eat That, Boarder Hodges?

Originally uploaded by mari_ickes.
Ever watch The Torkelsons? It was on in the early 90's. A single mom with about 5 kids had a person renting out the basement (I think). One of the little girls would always sit at the kitchen table when the person renting the room was eating a sandwich or a snack or something. She would look longingly at the food and say, "You gonna eat that, Boarder Hodges?" To which he would usually respond by sharing the food.
This phrase runs through my head almost daily. No matter how much she has already eaten or what I am eating, she stands patiently at my knee and looks at me, thinking, "Are you gonna eat that, Mom?"


Kat Coble said...

I LOVED the Torklesons. I wonder what happened to the girl on that show. The one who played the oldest daughter--she seemed to have a lot of promise.

Kathy T. said...

Never watched the Torkelsons, darn it, but I really like the line "Are you gonna eat that Boarder Hodges?"