Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Today I was casually walking by the video rental section of my dear, dear local library.  Casual because rentals cost a dollar and I don't ever have a dollar, so I wasn't exactly browsing, I was really just strolling by while I waited for Anna to finish up her piano lesson at the church across the street.  Also, I was trying to find something thick and studious and philosophical so that the three issues of Redbook and People and US Weekly magazines I was carting around would be slightly less embarrassing at the check out stand.  But I digress.  The point is, my eye caught the dvd Fiddler on the Roof.

I grew up on Fiddler.  If I Were A Rich Man?  Yeah, my dad sings it all the time.  Matchmaker, Matchmaker?  Like the best romantic song EVAH.  

So, out of a sense of nostalgia and the realization that my little middler would love, adore and quite possibly memorize every line to this particular musical, I pick it up and look on the back.


Fiddler on the Roof is a classic story of Tevye and his family during turn of the century czarist Russia.


Are you flipping kidding me?

There were no nazis?

They weren't running from Hilter?

At the end when they leave everything behind and join the throng of Jews walking you mean to tell me they weren't on their way to a concentration camp?

My world has been rocked.

Topsy turvy.

Can I trust anything anymore?  Things I thought I knew?

Next you're gonna tell me that they didn't meet up with the Von Trapps as they all crossed the Alps together?  Instead they met up with evil Rasputin?  Was Yentl not there either?  Anastasia?  The singing bat? 


And history is my good subject.  You should see me at math.


  1. this made me laugh... Being new to Fiddler (saw the show at the Morrison Center in March- had never even seen the movie before) I can honestly say that maybe that isn't all made really clear. Well, the nazi part is, but... I think i need to see the movie.

  2. saw the movie for the first time a few years ago. Sadly the Jews have had a rough lot of it for a long time. For example, did you know that Columbus departed for "the East Indies" on the final date for the expulsion of Jews from Spain during the Inquisition? Was he a Jew? Hard to say. He certainly believed his mission was from God. Anyway - it is good for our world to be rocked every so often. :)

  3. I love you. Thanks for another day of belly-busting. You make my life. :)

  4. I refuse to take the rap for your confused history. Or your math skills. However, I glady claim your writing talent! Love, Ma

  5. Yeah, y'all pretend you knew all this know I just taught you something here.

  6. We ADORE Fiddler. On the commune, can we arrange for dance lessons in scooting around on our knees with bottles on our heads? Cause that is just WAY too cool...

  7. Kimberly,
    OF COURSE! Did I not say that before? Naturally there will be lots of knee scooting dancing with bottles of our heads. It's only logical and very, very necessary in commune living.