Flip - November 1971
Bobby Returns to "Brides!"
A Journey of Love and Happy Memories...
All through that busy day on "Getting Together," Bobby Sherman knew there was something he wanted to do, something he had to do...
It was turning into a pretty rough day for Bobby Sherman and he was beginning to get tired.
The day had started very early on the set of "Getting Together," but all sorts of silly things had gone wrong and they were behind schedule. They'd been doing one short scene over and over and over again. And each time some little thing would be wrong and they'd have to do it again. Bobby was beginning to think if he had to do that scene too many more times he was going to scream - of course he wouldn't, but he could think about it.
Then a break came - something had to be fixed and everyone could have a few minutes to themselves.
Bobby looked around for something to take his mind off the scene and help him relax. Just then he remembered something he'd been meaning to do for some time but just hadn't found the time. This seemed like a good time.
So he quietly slipped off the "Getting Together" set and walked slowly down the road that runs through most of the Columbia Ranch. As he rounded the corner, he caught sight of what he'd been looking for - and he paused for a minute and just looked. Then, taking deep, comfortable breaths, Bobby walked straight into his past.
There scattered about him were what was left of the sets from "Here Come The Brides," sets where he'd spent a good portion of three years.
Bobby didn't say much while he strolled among the old sets. He just looked and thought and remembered. Sometimes he'd stop and touch something and a slow smile would spread across his face. His memories of "Brides" are mostly good memories.
He walked slowly over to what had been Lottie's saloon, where he and the other Bolt brothers had worked out many a problem. He could almost see Lottie herself standing there, hands on hips, offering her usual good advice!
The saloon looked somehow very sad, just sitting there empty. Bobby could remember a lot of good times that had happened in there.
Then Bobby wandered across the street to the girls' dormitory. A quick peek inside told him this too was empty and covered with dust.
He set off then quickly down the street to the old church and stood in its door for a long time remembering. The church somehow seemed to symbolize all that had been old Seattle. Looking down the street - the main street of the town - Bobby became very pensive. Only he knows what secret memories this stroll down memory lane brought back for him!
But he soon realized that he'd better get back to work on the present show. On the way back he made one last stop. There lying on its side at the entrance to the sets was the old totem pole that had always been part of the "Brides" sets. It had gotten knocked down somewhere along the way, but it was still there and Bobby couldn't resist going over to touch it.
As Bobby went back to the "Getting Together" set to go back to work, his walk seemed a little lighter and the ever present smile on his face a little wider.
Somehow his short trip into the past had put him in a brighter mood for the present.