E138 – Please enjoy this walk down memory lane between siblings, as mom Joyce Carter and her big brothers Randy and Bill Carter reminisce about summers in Texas, growing up on snowy Mount Shasta, and their teen years in the hot desert of Tucson. Family history and whether we have a Native American ancestor is discussed. And grandpa’s time in WWII and its aftermath is talked about. Hear who got in trouble for cutting down a cherry tree limb with a hatchet!
This episode was actually recorded a year+ ago and was so family-centric that we decided to just distribute it between the Carters and kin. But now we have a more pressing reason to put this out in the public – our sweet mom is no longer with us. We hope this sweet conversation will help friends, family, and fans learn more about mom and her family and remember her in the cheerful loving light that she always put out into the world.
7:00 Bill Carter gets on
9:03 Randy Carter on & introductions
10:57 Arizona memories – bikes & guns
12:46 Meet dog Gus
14:52 Grandview Texas chigger summers
23:34 In trouble with parents
26:42 Mt Shasta life
34:26 Texan accent, colloquialisms
39:28 Stories of singing
45:51 All 3 sing “Do Lord” together
48:18 Telescope business, Jo a driver
51:19 What’s the key to a happy marriage?
53:00 Covid life
55:51 Dream Dinners
57:22 Little sister, big brothers
1:00:39 Grandkids & kids
1:03:09 Texas & family history
1:08:47 Personalities & careers
1:15:03 Grandpa & WWII
1:22:35 Native American roots & other stories
1:50:37 Racism & segregation
1:55:29 Music nowadays
1:57:15 Grape soda, banana taffy, learning to drive
1:59:57 Aches & pains
2:09:01 Mom sings “Columbus Stockade Blues”
E68 – Today is a little indulgent as we talk about singing talent within our family. What can I say? A proud mom, an auntie, and a grandma are all involved! You’ll hear Charlotte’s sweet little voice singing James Taylor, and a conversation with our mom, Joyce Carter, on how she came to be a music major with a full scholarship to the University of Arizona. Find out our connections with Linda Ronstadt and Bing Crosby, and hear our grandparents’ WWII love story! We finish by discussing parenting with takeaways for me to connect my kids to nature and to spend more quality time with them nurturing their talents and gifts.
At A Glance:
0:00-4:30 Los Angeles vs San Diego, back to work at The Rookie
4:30-6:02 Lexicon of sixties, fashion of twenties
7:05-10:01 Snowbirds, horses, theater camp, tucking kids in at night
10:01-11:57 Charlotte singing, Weens wants to momageer
11:57-13:14 Kids personalities, nature vs nurture, shyness
13:14-15:39 Interview with Mom: musical family in the 1950s
15:39-19:00 Childhood in Texas, church choir, in family quartet
19:00-23:05 Tucson Arizona All State Choir, University of Arizona scholarship life
23:05-26:36 The Linda Ronstadt story. Did mom miss fame by staying in school and having babies?
26:36-29:02 How to get a shy child comfortable singing
29:02-33:11 Grandma’s and Grandpa’s WWII love story
33:11-37:36 The Bing Crosby story
37:36-43:11 Parenting in digital age, back to nature, quality time, nurture talent
43:11-45:17 Conclusion and Charlotte singing James Taylor
E41 – Mom’s in town and she’s busy! We hear about how she moved from Idaho to California for a few months, a dog and cat’s awkward first date, and projects she’s working on. She shares stories about a trick roper, seeing the hand of God, and Weens pulls some cow talk out of her. Then we get into Type A Personality talk. Are you Type A like Mouse and Mom? Do they like being this way? What is it like for Weens to be around them? We have 5 steps for you to balance out your Type-A-ness if you so dare. Take a listen and join the family!
E28 – Dating! How do you send someone to the friend zone if they don’t take the hint? What if your dude uses more product than you do? Date outside your comfort zone? Ever wear the wrong undergarments on a date? Is it a deal breaker if the guy wears a sweater with shorts? We have some stories to share! We also get into yoga, meditation, spelunking, and couples’ karaoke. These hard-hitting topics and more on www.MouseAndWeens.com. Please rate and review, and feel free to support Weens’ new underwear campaign on ko-fi.com/mouseandweens Song credit: “My Man” by Weens.