Thursday, July 11, 2013

Hanson Rox

So do you remember "MMMMBop" from the pop rock group Hanson?

I do -- my daughter was in Junior High when they first appeared and, oh my, such swooning going on!

left to right -- Isaac, Zac and the ever wonderful Taylor

They appeared locally and I took Stephanie and several of her friends to see. Oh the screaming of high pitched girl voices!

I'm going to marry Taylor, she declared.

Her best friend's mom took them on a road trip to Oklahoma to see them again in concert. They spent the night and the next day found their house (they are from Tulsa). It's just a regular house, Mom! And I touched their mailbox!  Oh my, be still my heart -- their mailbox -- what could be better! They wanted to storm the house and ring the doorbell, but friend mom thought maybe that wouldn't be the best thing to do. 

Hanson posters, Hanson in magazines, Hanson VHS tapes, Hanson CDs. Hanson everywhere in her room!


They were cute guys.... and so young!

Now they have shorter hair..... and a bunch of kids!

Which brings me to an explanation of my title and the spelling of the word "rocks" ....

I am reading Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul -- you've no doubt read it, and if not, you should! Well, I should say I'm re-reading it for the third or fourth time. 

My daughter (the aforementioned Stephanie who was going to marry Taylor) gave me the book for Mother's Day in 1998. She inscribed it with some sweet endearments, and then put

PS -- Hanson rox!  : )

sharing Hanson rox over at Miss Jenny's for Alphabe-Thursday where we are studying the letter H

Jenny Matlock



Pride In Photos said...

Oh the past serves us well...teenagers!♥

Duni said...

Oh, I remember them! I loved that song, used to sing along :)
I always wondered what happened to them.
They have great voices!

Anonymous said...

What a fun post and great photos ~ Happy Day to you ^_^

Thanks for visiting ^_^

Sheryl Hastings said...

I do remember them! I just can't image any of them all grown up! I suppose it was bound to happen.

Kara said...

Time marches on....

Memories for Life said...

I remember these boys very well :)
Stephanie's note is too funny!

BeadedTail said...

I remember mmm-bopping to that song even though I was older than junior high! Cute post!

Esther Joy said...

Those Chicken Soup books never go out of style, do they?!!!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Thank you so much for stopping by! (After being M.I.A. from blogging since last November, I was hoping that I would still get some visitors :o) It is so nice to meet you here.

We lived in Tulsa when our older daughter was in 6th and our younger daughter was in 3rd...and the Hansons had just started, so one of their earliest performances was at the elementary gym singing Mmm.bop. :o)

also, about the spelling of "Rox", the artwork I posted on my post also has a different spelling of "Rocks" was Raks (a play on the military unit Rakassans).

And please do come again...our back porch is ready for company :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

pasqueflower said...

What a fun post! My musician heart throbs in my youth were Davy Jones of the Monkees-- and, of course, Paul from The Beatles. Sigh.

fredamans said...

I wonder if she still thinks they rock?? LOL Great post!

Rose said...

Such a blast from the past. I was a huge fan of Hanson at that age, too.

Erika said...

I saw them a few weeks ago on tv and could not believe how much they have changed. It cracks me up that your daughter added that bit in your gift!

Trina Prenzi said...

I do remember them! Like Sher, I can't imagine them all grown up either!

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

I love Hanson! I was 11 when they first came around, and they've had some pretty good music updates as adults. Even saw them in concert a few times during college, haha!

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

I remember that one, I was in high school. I'll probably sing this all weekend now!

Monica said...

I remember them. I saw them sing on tv the other day and as grown ups, they sound great!

ImSoVintage said...

I love how my daughters, who are now in their thirties, look back at their teen heartthrobs, and say REALLY???
xo, Laura

Kc W said...

My daughter is just about that age and oh they were huge at our house. I almost enjoy listening to them this morning -- almost!

Natashalh said...

I was in middle school when they were popular and I remember the craze! They were the hottest thing around for at least a year.

Pam Beers. said...

Never heard of them before. But they are cute.

storybeader said...

I have to say I've never heard of them before either. I guess you have to be of a certain generation, or have girls of that decade. I think they look much better in their "grown-up" pic ! {:-D

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'll look for that book at the thrift store. I know I've seen them but never read them! Thanks for the suggestion! And yes, I remember these brothers and wondered what became of them. Sweet hugs!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Am familiar with Hanson and always had a favorable impression of them. Happy to know they are still around. Thanks for dropping by my blog♫♪

Splendid Little Stars said...

definitely young!
talented, too.
I remember them, but didn't listen.
fun to see them grown up.

Jenny said...

Not only do I remember them...I remember rocking out to them.



It was a middle aged rocking chick!

This was really a fun memory and a great link to the letter "H".

Thank you!


Jenny said...

Not only do I remember them...I remember rocking out to them.



It was a middle aged rocking chick!

This was really a fun memory and a great link to the letter "H".

Thank you!



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