The show opened with host Jack Bailey asking the audience—mostly women—"Would YOU like to be Queen for a day?" After this, the contestants were introduced and interviewed, one at a time, with commercials and fashion commentary interspersed between each contestant.
Using the classic "applause meter", as did many game and hit-parade style shows of the time, Queen for a Day had its own special twist: each contestant had to talk publicly about the recent financial and emotional hard times she had been through.
And there were prizes...lots of prizes. They might include a vacation trip, a fully-paid night on the town with her husband or escort, silver-plated flatware, an array of kitchen appliances, and a selection of fashion clothing. The losing contestants were each given smaller prizes; no one went away from the show without a meaningful gift. The winner, though, also received a huge bouquet of roses, a long fur robe and beautiful crown. I may have been only six years old at the time, but I wanted that crown!
There have been times in my life where I have thought of that show, if only I could be Queen for a Day, my life would be trouble free. Well, today is my day, I am Queen for a Day! My little corner of the blogoshpere has been recognized by two bloggers who think well enough of my efforts here to honor me with an award.
MrsBlogAlot has crowned me with her "A Must Read" award and has posted it on her blog for all to see. Thank you, MrsBlogALot, I am honored. For those of you who are not already regular readers over there, you really must pop over. Her post today features one of our twisted blogging buddies, moooooog, read all about it here.
Lauren over at Think Spin has also crowned me with the "Happy 101" award. She has listed The Screaming Me-Me in her Top 10 blogs. How sweet is that? Thank you, Lauren! You really must visit her today and read her post "The Metamucil Club". Go here, it's hilarious!
So, there you have it...the two jewels in my crown.
Just as a reminder, today is "tweet thursday", I give a tweet! All you have to do is leave a comment and I will tweet your latest post, simple as that. It's just my way of saying "thanks".
I really must go now.....my public awaits, my adoring public! (Insert Queen wave here.) Have a great day everyone!