My Mom and Joan Rivers

By Kevin Price, Publisher and Editor 

This is a recent article from Kevin Price’s column at the Huffington Post.  It is a humorous and poignant story about a memory he had as a child relating to his mother and Joan Rivers.

I remember growing up and seeing Joan Rivers on TV. My mom, an import from the very blue collar northern parts of England, always considered herself quite proper, in spite of her humble beginnings. She had “Victorian values” and was often willing to describe herself as a “prude.”

I cannot tell you how many times I would be sitting in the living room and my mom would be watching — in shock — Joan Rivers being interviewed on one of the many popular talk shows at the time. It did not matter what program it was: The Mike Douglas Show, Merv Griffin, the list goes on; if Joan was on, my mom would be watching. She always displayed disgust, even as she tried to hold her laughter, during Rivers’ “potty mouth” act. She would anxiously turn up the volume, while sincerely asking, “why do they allow such on TV?”

Some of Rivers’ memorable quotes include:

“It’s been so long since I made love, I can’t remember who gets tied up.”

“I like colonic irrigation because sometimes you find old jewelry” and my personal favorite…

“My love life is like a piece of Swiss cheese. Most of it’s missing, and what’s there stinks.”

Pretty offensive stuff. My mom was disgusted, “be quiet dear and turn up the TV.” “Yes, mom.”

Rivers was one of those people who could…(read more)

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