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Sarah's Birthday

      Tell a friend about this message!

      Posted by Lynn Tracey on 2/28/2001, 4:30 am

      I just remembered that you and Jessica have the same birthday. I thought I would
      send you a birthday Hello. I hope things are going well for you and your mom. All of
      the grandchildren are doing good. Jessica and Susan say Hello. We are having
      Jessica's party tonight. The big 21!!!
      Take care of yourself and tell everyone that we said Hi.
      Lynn & Big Dan & Family 

An Internet Birthday Thread for Sarah

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      Posted by David Tanny on 2/21/2001, 12:48 am

      Feb 27th is Sarah's big birthday! Her 21st! Let's all post a birthday wish for Sarah by
      replying to this message, or reply to a reply in this thread.

      Have a great 21st birthday party, Sarah. You've really grown up fast. Thank you for
      allowing us on the community to get to know a little bit about yourself. All the best. 

Re: An Internet Birthday Thread for Sarah

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      Posted by Nancy C on 2/21/2001, 6:05 pm, in reply to "An Internet Birthday Thread for Sarah"

      Happy Birthday Sarah. BTW, David, it sure was thoughtful of you to think about this.

Re: An Internet Birthday Thread for Sarah

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      Posted by Dawn on 2/21/2001, 7:52 pm, in reply to "Re: An Internet Birthday Thread for Sarah"

      Happy Birthday Sarah!!!

Re: An Internet Birthday Thread for Sarah

      Posted by sarah on 4/10/2001, 9:51 pm, in reply to "Re: An Internet Birthday Thread for Sarah"

      THANK YOU SO MUCH!! That was so thoughtful of you all!! 

Where ya'll from!

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      Posted by Daniel on 3/8/2001, 8:11 pm

      Hi everyone,
      i've been coming to this board for a couple
      of months now, and i'm quite impressed with
      the level of maturity and respect given when
      posting messages. this board is Super!
      as i've said before, i'm a friend of Lani's
      and i'll post messages here from time to time as
      a way of contributing to the board as some people
      may find them interesting though admittedly 
      mundane! so lets all introduce ourselves shall 
      we? i'm daniel & i live in los angeles! 
      there that was easy, now it's your turn!

Re: Where ya'll from!

      Posted by Lisa on 3/29/2001, 6:09 am, in reply to "Where ya'll from!"

      Hi all 
      I am Lisa and I am in Los Angeles. More specifically, the San Fernando Valley. I live
      up the street about a mile up from the old Bradford house.. the house used for
      filming the exterior shots. The house is no longer there but I have many good
      memories of when I would go by there and watch them film.  

Re: Where ya'll from!

      Posted by Christine on 4/17/2001, 11:08 am, in reply to "Re: Where ya'll from!"

      I am from Champaign, Illinois. I have lived in Nebraska, Virginia, and now I will be
      moving to Florida. My husband is in the Navy. 

Re: Where ya'll from!

      Tell a friend about this message!

      Posted by Nancy C on 3/10/2001, 7:40 pm, in reply to "Where ya'll from!"

      I'm from Hampton, Virginia 

Re: Where ya'll from!

      Tell a friend about this message!

      Posted by lisa on 3/10/2001, 7:17 pm, in reply to "Where ya'll from!"

      I'm Lisa and I live in Tennessee. Note to Daniel: I have never heard anyone from Los
      Angeles say "Ya'll", I thought that was only heard in my neck of the woods 

      I was born the year EIE began, so I didn't see the show until reruns on the FX cable
      channel. I instantly fell in love with it's realistic portrayel of family life in that era.

      Thanks DT for an awesome website! EIE fans seem to be few and far between for
      some reason. 

note to lisa!

      Tell a friend about this message!

      Posted by Daniel on 3/12/2001, 10:42 pm, in reply to "Re: Where ya'll from!"

      daniel is originally from the south!
      though he no longer sounds like it, haha! 

Re: Where ya'll from!

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      Posted by Susan M. on 3/10/2001, 7:40 am, in reply to "Where ya'll from!"

      I live in a suburb of Detroit and have been an EIE fan since the show was originally
      on in the 70s. 

Re: Where ya'll from!

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      Posted by David Tanny on 3/9/2001, 10:21 pm, in reply to "Where ya'll from!"

      I'm David and I live in a culturally-challenged civilization of San Diego, a suburb of
      Los Angeles according to some NFL experts. Aside of running eightisenough.com and
      davesfunstuff.com, I also deliver pizzas for a living, listen to Internet radio, and
      avoid eating burgers and french fries. 

Re: Where ya'll from!

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      Posted by Kelly on 3/9/2001, 6:51 pm, in reply to "Where ya'll from!"

      Hello everyone!! My name is Kelly and I'm from Chicago. I'm fairly new to this website
      but love it. I have been a fan for a long time (since the reruns of the show in the
      80's)and have just recently been reaquainted with the show on PAX. Still love the
      show after all these years and look forward to corresponding with all of you on the
      EIE forum!!

Re: Where ya'll from!

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      Posted by Susna on 3/9/2001, 2:47 pm, in reply to "Where ya'll from!"

      My name is Susan, really... long story! I live in IL and just recently found this board.
      I also have a website for Betty Buckley, actually it's a web club. Check it out! 


Re: Where ya'll from!

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      Posted by Julie on 3/9/2001, 6:41 am, in reply to "Where ya'll from!"

      I'm also Julie and I'm from Missouri. 

Re: Where ya'll from!

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      Posted by Julie on 3/9/2001, 5:58 am, in reply to "Where ya'll from!"

      I'm Julie and I live just outside NYC. I have a website dedicated to Betty Buckley,
      link is below. 


Re: Where ya'll from!

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      Posted by Crystal on 3/9/2001, 9:16 am, in reply to "Re: Where ya'll from!"

      My name is Crystal and I'm from Riverside,CA. 

Susan Richardson

      Posted by MP on 3/20/2001, 5:17 pm

      I was wondering what had become of Susan Richardson as of 2001? Has she
      recovered from her nervous breakdown and is it true, as I heard, that she is now
      married to Don, her boyfriend of seven years that she mentioned in the 1998
      interview? Is it true that Don work with carpets? Good luck to both of them and also
      very good luck to Sarah. I hope that university is going well 

Re: Susan Richardson

      Posted by Sarah on 4/10/2001, 9:48 pm, in reply to "Susan Richardson"

      Hi everyone! Thank you for wishing me luck. College is going great!
      my mom is doing well. No, she did not marry Don, they are no longer together. 

Re: Susan Richardson

      Posted by Dawn on 4/12/2001, 10:25 am, in reply to "Re: Susan Richardson"

      I have been on the EIE website just lokking around. I found the Teddy Bear Club
      page and was wondering if your mom still has any part of the club. I think that the
      Teddy Bear Club is a wonderful idea. 

Teddy Bear Club

      Posted by Dawn on 5/7/2001, 1:26 pm

      I was wondering if your mom still has anything to do with the Teddy Bear Club? I saw
      the Teddy bear Page and I thought the club was a wonderful idea. 

Re: Teddy Bear Club

      Posted by Nancy on 5/7/2001, 6:18 pm, in reply to "Teddy Bear Club"

      Also does it have to be a teddy bear or will other stuffed animals do? 

Re: What TV commercial did Dianne Kay ( Nancy Bradford)
      Appear in?

      Posted by elle on 4/12/2001, 12:50 pm, in reply to "What TV commercial did Dianne Kay (
      Nancy Bradford) Appear in?"

      Easy Art's Air Conditioning - or something like that. 

Easter Greetings and a Story

      Posted by Missy on 4/11/2001, 9:50 am

      I'd like to wish you all a happy and blessed Easter. Here is a story I got off the net
      somewhere about a year ago that I'd like to share with you; it shows the true spirit
      of Easter:

      After living a "decent" life my time on earth came to an end. The first thing I
      remember is sitting on a bench in the waiting room of what I thought to be a court
      house. The doors opened and I was instructed to come in and have a seat by the
      defense table. As I looked around I saw the "prosecutor," he was a villainous looking
      gent who snarled as he stared at me. He definitely was the most evil person I have
      ever seen. I sat down and looked to my left and there sat my lawyer, kind and
      gentle looking man whose appearance seemed very familiar to me. The corner door
      flew open and there appeared the judge in full flowing robes. He commanded an
      awesome presence as he moved across the room. 

      I couldn't take my eyes off of him as he took his seat behind the bench and he said
      "Let us"The prosecutor rose and said "My name is Satan, I am here to show you why
      this man belongs in hell." He proceeded to tell of lies that I told, things that I stole
      and in the past when I cheated others. Satan told of other horrible perversions that
      were once in my life and the more he spoke the further down in my seat I sank. I
      was so embarrassed that I couldn't look at anyone, even my own lawyer, as the
      Devil told of sins that even I had completely forgotten about. As upset as I was at
      Satan for telling all these things about me, I was equally upset at my representative
      who sat there silently not offering any form of defense at all. I know I had been
      guilty of those things, but I had done some good things in my life. Couldn't that at
      least equal out part of the harm I've done? Satan finished with a fury and said "This
      man belongs in hell. He is guilty of all that I have charged and there is not a person
      who can prove otherwise. 

      "When it was his turn, my lawyer first asked if he might approach the bench. The
      judge allowed this over the strong objection of Satan, and beckoned him to come
      forward. As he got up and started walking I was able to see him now in his full
      splendor and majesty. Now I realized why he seemed so familiar, this was Jesus
      representing me, my Lord and my Savior. He stopped at the bench and softly said to
      the judge "Hi Dad" and then he turned to address the court. "Satan was correct in
      saying that this man had sinned, I won't deny any of these allegations. And yes the
      wages of sin is death and this man deserves to be punished". Jesus took a deep
      breath and turned to his Father with outstretched arms and proclaimed "However, I
      died on the cross so that this person might have eternal life and he has accepted me
      as his Savior, so he is mine." "My Lord," he continued "His name is written in the book
      of life and no one can snatch him from me. Satan still does not understand yet, this
      man is not to be given justice but rather mercy. "

      As Jesus sat down, he quietly paused, looked at his Father and; replied "There is
      nothing else that needs to be done, I've done it all". The Judge lifted his mighty hand
      and slammed the gavel down and the following words bellowed from his lips- "This
      man is free -- the penalty for him has already been paid in full, case dismissed. "As
      my Lord led me away I could hear Satan ranting and raving "I won't give up, I'll win
      the next one." I asked Jesus as he gave me my instructions where to go next, "Have
      you ever lost a case?" Christ lovingly smiled and said, "Everyone who has come to
      me and asked me to represent him has received the same verdict as you ... Paid; in

Easter Wishes/Still Sick

      Posted by Nancy B. on 4/9/2001, 10:28 pm

      Hi David & friends, 
      When last, I posted it was just b4 St. Patty's Day and I was telling you about my
      bout with the flu and feeling under the weather. Well, I thought I was making
      progress but 4 weeks later , I am out sick from work since 3/21. I literally, came into
      work and could barely walk. It was the worst I have ever felt. Since, I last posted I
      have been to 4 doctors. So far they have ruled out Lupus. r/arthritis, lyme disease
      but can't truly tell me only that the blood tests and I have had so many that I feel
      like a pin cushion showed positive for having epstein barre in the past. Oh yes, I also
      tested negative for mono but if I didn't know better I'd swear its what I have. I am
      no Dr but I feel I know my body better than they do and now for Dr (#5) this
      Thursday. I go to an infectious disease doctor. Thank God, I do have medical
      coverage but its so frustating and with Easter less than a week away, I thought I'd
      be feeling like my energetic, healthy self. One thing is for sure that w/o your health
      nothing else matters. My Mom (I thank all of my special eie friends and you know
      who you are for the prayers last year) is now trying to nurse me back to health. D.T
      if you don't want to post this since I know, its not really eie related, I will
      understand but if you do, could I also ask for my eie friends to pray for my speedy

      P:S Whatever this malady is that I have it seems to affect my muscles in my arms
      and legs so this is the first time that I have been able to type without crying in pain.
      For the most part, I just rest, sleep and watch TV which gets kinda on your nerves
      after a while but I did see a few nites ago on the game show channel, I think last
      week or maybe the weekend, I seem to lose track of time, Susan Richardson on The
      show "Match Game". She had that beautiful, radiant smile. I didn't catch the date
      but I guess it had to be around the time of the show,. Well I, need to get some
      rest,. I think I overdid it , I am wiped out right now. 
      Take care and blessed Holiday!!
      Hugs and Thanks, 

      Nancy B.

Re: Easter Wishes/Still Sick

      Posted by Missy on 4/11/2001, 9:42 am, in reply to "Easter Wishes/Still Sick"

      Hi, Nancy. So sorry to hear you've been sick. I'll keep you in my prayers. 

Re: Easter Wishes/Still Sick

      Posted by Nancy B. on 4/12/2001, 4:47 pm, in reply to "Re: Easter Wishes/Still Sick"


      Thanks so much, it means alot. Did not have a good day the Infectious Disease
      Doctor was a waste, wants more blood tests, Ive had it with all of these doctors!!
      None of them can get to the bottom of my illness, all seem to be baffled and stupid!!
      I am really sorry and if this is offensive to anyone on the board please try to
      understand that after 9 weeks of being sick and in great pain. After I have medical
      coverage taken out of my pay each week and then have to pay a copay and then
      go to these Drs who ends up charging the insurance company $200 a pop,only to
      spend a few minutes w/me and not able to make a diagnosis or give me any new
      medicine that might help me. No just let me suffer while you drove your mercedes
      and Lexuses!! I am really fed up!! D.T its up to you, if you decide to print this
      I just don't have anywhere else to vent and all I do is cry to my Mother. Please
      forgive me right now because I am having a hard time coping with being sick,
      worrying about my job and yet more tests, I feel like a guinea pig!!!
      . I know we all have crosses to bear but it seems to me that some suffer more than
      others. I sometimes wonder if this isn't hell that we are living right now!!


Re: Easter Wishes/Still Sick

      Posted by John on 4/14/2001, 3:09 am, in reply to "Re: Easter Wishes/Still Sick"

      I don't visit this board as much as I used to or as much as I should, but I saw your
      posts and just want to tell you I'll hold a good thought or two for you and wish for
      your recovery from this "mystery illness". I can't possibly know what you're going
      through, but just try to hang in there if you can and hopefully one of these doctors
      will finally be able to identify and take care of what's going on with you..In the
      meantime God Bless you and take care and I wish you all the best.
      Your EIE friend,

Re: Easter Wishes/Still Sick

      Posted by Nancy B. on 4/16/2001, 9:02 pm, in reply to "Re: Easter Wishes/Still Sick"

      Hi John, 

      Your taking the time to post this message really means so much as in addition to the
      mystery illness, it has really made me quite depressed. Believe me knowing that I
      have friends like you is getting me thorough this crummy ordeal. Well, I only that I
      will be able to post that I am better real soon. Thanks from my bottom of my heart
      for your good thoughts and caring. 

      Also, Samantha, I appreciate your post regarding fibramalgia. I have been advised by
      others about it but don't know it is that. 

      Nancy B. 

Re: Easter Wishes/Still Sick

      Posted by Samantha on 4/15/2001, 1:20 pm, in reply to "Re: Easter Wishes/Still Sick"

      Maybe you have fibromyalsia (sp?)--check it out. 

Abby's Car

      Posted by noname on 3/24/2001, 11:47 am

      What kind of car was it that Abby had. The sports car? Someone asked me and I
      can't for the life of me remember what kind it was. I know it was a two seater.

Re: Abby's Car

      Posted by Susan M. on 3/24/2001, 5:04 pm, in reply to "Abby's Car"

      I think it was an MG, but I'm no car buff. 

Re: Abby's Car

      Posted by leslie on 3/24/2001, 7:07 pm, in reply to "Re: Abby's Car"

      No, it couldn't have been an MG, Abby's car actually worked! 

      Any one who has ever owned an MG can vouch for that! 

Re: Abby's Car

      Posted by Julie on 3/24/2001, 8:18 pm, in reply to "Re: Abby's Car"

      It was a 1946 MGTD with the authentic flipped 4 shift drive... I am a car buff ;-) 

Re: Abby's Car

      Posted by Kim on 3/25/2001, 5:22 pm, in reply to "Re: Abby's Car"

      Thank you thank you thank you. I was driving me nuts ;-)



      Posted by Nancy C on 3/29/2001, 4:25 pm

      We lost one of our own at the Eie Roleplay in the last week of February. We all found
      out last night.
      Teresa loved rpping and writing she even wrote a story about one of her characters
      that coincides with the roleplaying we do. I'm really going to miss Teresa she was a
      very kind, gentle, and special woman.

      And those of you on this board who pray please pray for her 8 year old son. 

      That's all for now....



Grant Goodeve

      Posted by blair on 4/7/2001, 10:50 pm

      i am in need of information as to where I could contact grant goodeve.
      i have heard in the past that he is working on documentary films.
      i am an independent film producer working on a project this summer in
      i am looking to get in touch with him to talk about this project.
      any information would be helpful 

Re: Grant Goodeve

      Posted by Samantha on 4/15/2001, 1:23 pm, in reply to "Grant Goodeve"

      IMDB says he lives in Seattle 

Re: Grant Goodeve

      Posted by blair on 4/26/2001, 8:00 pm, in reply to "Re: Grant Goodeve"

      looking for more details as to how one could find anmd talk to grant goodeve.
      i am an independent film producer from saskatchewan canada.
      fan web site email adress anthing is more than what I currently have

Dear Readers

      Posted by david tanny on 4/19/2001, 1:26 am

      Hello friends:

      Thanks for the URLs to several Lani O'Grady websites and mail lists. I added them to
      the Eight is Enough Links and Feedback sections where they fit. 
      To Nancy B. I hope you're getting in better health. I hope the people who posted a
      response to your post gave you some insight on how to deal with your illness. I hope
      to God that he guides you back to the well zone.
      re:I seem to lose track of time, Susan Richardson on The show "Match Game". She
      had that beautiful, radiant smile. I didn't catch the date but I guess it had to be
      around the time of the show
      That was either 1978 or 1979. Susan was a combination of Cheryl Tiegs, Farrah
      Fawcett, and Peppermint Patty (as a grown up). 
      I did say "no embarrassing posts". I said nothing about "off topic" posts. Please share
      your interests on this board just to at least keep this board alive since there's not
      that much EiE to talk about until they pop up on TV or something.
      This Easter, a question on the Millionaire show had Regis asking what was there
      Eight of in the question.
      Sorry for the long lag in postings, but for the past month, I was literally busy with
      websites of some of my other subjects taking a dump and me having to move them
      around the Internet, plus some heated arguments with Tripod over spam I did not
      send and my accounts being dumped. I since moved some of the Celebrity Birthdays
      to my new site. Check it out.
      I'm also doing a daily news feature at davesfunstuff.com where I talk about the
      happenings of San Diego radio, TV, and music on the radio among other subjects.
      The hot subject has been Internet radio, or the lack of it in light of threats by
      ASCAP to bill the stations' advertisers for additional fees if the radio stations play
      their commercials on the Internet. Belive it or not.
      My step father had a health scare recently when he mixed two medicines together
      and his face was swollen red. My mother had to take him to Emergency. He's doing
      better now.
      As for the state where I live, Californastan (coined by Roger Hedgecock of KOGO),
      our dictator governor, Gray-out Davis, is messing with the state budget and utilities
      to the point where the state budged is bankrupt, spending tens of billions of dollars
      for electricity imported by the greedy electricitiy generators like Dupe, Reliar, and
      Dynutgy. Not to mention, everybody is being socked with high electricity prices...and
      it's going to get WORSE this summer! Thanks to lack of power plant building, we're
      out of electricity here and we had rolling blackouts last month.
      Also last month in San Diego, two high-school shooting took place. One teenager
      took the lives of two students one day, and another teen shooter was shot by a
      policeman before he could do anything serious. 
      My website below also has links to news sites off the main page. Check it out.

      God bless you all

Re: Dear Readers

      Posted by Nancy B. on 4/20/2001, 9:11 am, in reply to "Dear Readers"

      Hi D.T and friends, 

      First of all thanks for your concern and well wishes. Went to my PCP and he has put
      me out till 6/21. He thinks its either a virus or cfs (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome) , told
      me to read up on it and look into support groups. The prob with cfs is that there is
      no difinitive test and you have to have the symptoms for at least 6 months to fit the
      profile. Someone from work recommended a neurologist at Temple Hospital in Phila.
      At this point, I haven't decided to take that route yet, they say that they are more
      progressive and state of the art than Jersey. Oh well, I will keep you posted. I might
      just get rid of this mystery illness on my own. I am off all the prescription meds
      since, I also like your stepdad has an adverse reaction, I was taking prednisone
      which is pretty powerful steroid 
      along with vicodin a painkiller and an antibiotic. Now I am only taking vitamins and
      aspirin. I was never one to take vitamins, but if you , D.T take any or know anything
      or if anyone else on the board has info to share regarding different vitamins, please
      post and let me know. I figure , It can't hurt and maybe just help speed my
      Today for the 1st time, its not hurting when I type on the computer, This is a good
      sign. Mom went home yesterday after staying w/me for over a week. She did
      everything for me, laundry, cleaning, shopping, cooking as well as putting up with a
      thirtysomething daughter who went thru crying episodes and screaming fits of
      frustation at times. I do feel like a am making a small improvement. Thank you Lord!!
      Now to change the subject, geez D.T , I will be praying that things change for the
      better out in Ca. There seems to be no relief in sight for you. I wonder how folks on
      a fixed income, the elderly , unemployed can survive with the electricity costs!! Its
      really a crime and sad for working people like yourself that works so hard and others
      are getting rich. What is wrong with this picture? It's also a sad state of affairs that
      kids must fear for their lives when they go to school each day. I am so glad that my
      school years are behind me. Well, I will keep you posted, D.T keep up the great work
      you do!!



Re: Dear Readers

      Posted by Lisa on 4/19/2001, 3:01 am, in reply to "Dear Readers"

      Hi David, 
      I too live here in Southern Ca.. and have a friend in SD. There was also recently that
      shooting at the senior citizen apartment complex. What is this world coming to? 
      Seems no one solves problems anymore.. they just pick up a gun. 

      On a lighter note... I didn't know 8 isn't airing anywhere. I thought it was still on
      Pax??! I was looking forward to finally catching an episode. I better look this up
      because maybe I misunderstood you.. when you said "until they pop up on TV".. did
      you mean a recent interview type thing? 

      Also.. thanks soo much for posting my webpage and email list and stuff in your links
      section.  I also included YOUR links on my page. 

      take care,



Re: Dear Readers

      Posted by d.t. on 4/19/2001, 11:02 am, in reply to "Re: Dear Readers"

      EiE is still on PAX. This forum usally lights up when someone pops up on ET or a
      tabloid or whatever and the fans want to discuss that.

Jump The Shark!!!

      Posted by Johnny Racecar on 4/27/2001, 11:42 am

      Good lord - I haven't been to this website in a long time! At least a year...nice to
      know its still around. Anyway, check out www.jumptheshark.com. It's a very funny
      site where people try to pinpoint when a show started to go bad. It's also kind of a
      TV history site. Eight Is Enough has some pretty funny entries. Bye!!! 

Amazing talent!

      Posted by Johanna on 5/23/2001, 1:00 am

      I found this site on mp3.com and liket it so much that I decided to help jorra with a
      little bit of promotion.


      If you like Chemical brothers, Fat boy slim - check out His project Blockhedz...


Dick Van Patten on Biography

      Posted by Kris on 5/25/2001, 8:57 am

      I think that Dick Van Patten is going to be on the Biography channel on June 14. I
      think I recall reading that in Biography magazine but don't hold me to it. 

"E" Channel/Barbara Payton/message to John 

      Posted by Nancy B. on 5/26/2001, 6:26 pm


      Hi and hope you are doing well. Guess what? I finally caught the "E" channel special
      on the life of Barbara Payton. I missed it when it had originally aired. I was channel
      surfing and it was on again several nites ago. I must admit that I had never heard of
      her until you mentioned her name. Really sad that someone with so much promise
      left this world too soon, so young and such a waste!!! Well kudos, for all your hard
      work and research on this starlet. Enjoy the holiday weekend John, D.T and friends
      and please drive safely!! 

      P:S I am doing better and looking forward to going back,to work next month. Thnx to
      all of you for your prayers. 



Re: "E" Channel/Barbara Payton/message to John 

      Posted by John on 6/7/2001, 2:32 pm, in reply to ""E" Channel/Barbara Payton/message to John

      Thanks very much, Nancy for your nice note. As you can tell, I haven't been visiting
      the EIE board much lately and I hadn't seen your post until now. I appreciate what
      you said about the E! show on Barbara Payton. I really enjoyed the experience. I am
      currently trying to set up an interiew with former actress ROZ KELLY (Pinky
      Tuscadero from HAPPY DAYS). She has had a lot of medical and legal problems over
      the past few years and I would like to try and get her "side" to what's happened to
      her life and her career. Wish me luck! I hope you are continuing to recover and
      feeling better every day. As always, I wish you the best-

Progress At Last!!!

      Posted by Nancy B. on 5/8/2001, 1:15 pm

      Hi D.T, & eie buddies:

      just wanted to drop a mesaage to say I think I am slowing recovering from this
      illness which is still a mystery. I have gained my stamina and am having good days
      this week with minimal pain. One day last week I felt almost like my old self and tried
      to overdo it, was in so much pain!!
      So, I am taking my Dr's advice to take it slow, and to try to learn patience. It
      certainly has changed my priorities and perspective. The bottom line is that health is
      truly wealth and I for one took it for granted and this just was a wake up call that
      one day it can be taken away. So I am still taking my therapeutic vitamins and my
      mental outlook is much better. Well thanks for being a sounding board for me and I
      hope to be back to work by June. Thanks again for the well wishes it really helped
      get me through the months of hell!! Looking forward to a full recovery and staying

      Nancy B. 

Re: Progress At Last!!!

      Posted by Leslie on 5/12/2001, 10:46 am, in reply to "Progress At Last!!!"

      What a statement, you could be the wealthiest, most beautiful person on earth, but
      if you're not happy and healthy, then what's the use? 

Re: Progress At Last!/Message to Leslie 

      Posted by Nancy B. on 5/16/2001, 6:49 pm, in reply to "Re: Progress At Last!!!"


      Thanks for the post. Some may never get it that good health is everything until its
      taken away. I am fighting to get mine back (today was not a good one for me)but I
      am hoping tomorrow will be a better day. I wish for you, D.T and all my eie friends
      good health and happiness!!

      Take care, 

      Nancy B 

Re: Progress At Last!!!

      Posted by Missy on 5/11/2001, 5:19 am, in reply to "Progress At Last!!!"

      Nancy, I'm so glad to hear you're starting to feel better. I've been praying for you,
      and will continue to do so! 

Re: Progress At Last!!!/Response to Missy 

      Posted by Nancy B. on 5/11/2001, 7:48 pm, in reply to "Re: Progress At Last!!!"


      Thank-you from the bottom of my heart for those prayers. It really meant alot to
      me. Praise the Lord that I can type w/o any pain!!! I hope it lasts!! 
      I still have a way to go but with your prayers and the well wishes from my eie family
      (D.T if you only knew how much this website has helped me, and gained some
      special friends, I owe you a big thank-you). 
      Missy, hope you and hubby are doing well and enjoy the summer. 

      Nancy B.

Baby News

      Posted by d.t. on 6/9/2001, 8:38 pm

      Hi there:

      This past Monday, my sister in Texas gave birth to her second child with her
      husband Bobby. 
      It's a baby girl, Natalie Rene, being born at 8:08am. She weighs seven pounds and
      two ounces and is about 20 inches long. 
      Looks like I'm an uncle once again. Their son Nathan is already four years old.

Re: Baby News

      Posted by Nancy B. on 6/18/2001, 11:35 pm, in reply to "Baby News"

      Congrats on being an uncle omce again!! Thanks for sharing your special news with
      our eie group of friends!!! 

      Just a bit of news from me, Two more days and I will be back to work, hooray and
      lets hope I stay well for a very long time!!!

      Nancy B. 

Re: Baby News

      Posted by beth on 6/10/2001, 1:18 pm, in reply to "Baby News"

      congratulations d.t. to you and your sister's family!!!!!!! 

Joan Prather

      Posted by Jack Nicholson on 6/14/2001, 9:00 pm

      Joanie is to be visiting with her mom in Dallas, TX about now (6/14/01). She & hubby
      live in Malibu, CA, and are currently building a new house "out in the woods". I
      understand that she now directs films/movies. I know Joanie through my dating one
      of the Sumpn' Else alternate go-go
      girls, Patty Osborne--deceased 04/93, and being her mom's friend. 

Re: Joan Prather

      Posted by Horsefeathers on 6/27/2001, 12:55 pm, in reply to "Joan Prather"

      I believe the original connection with Scientology was during the shooting of Joan's
      first(?) movie, 'Smile'. 

      The actor who was responsible was Geoff Lewis who was one of the main actors in
      the movie. 

Van Patten/Half Italian

      Posted by David Joshua Todd on 6/15/2001, 5:25 pm

      Last night I watched Biography. I loved it!!
      I never new Dick Van Patten was half Italian.
      This is what makes him so truly great!
      He is half Dutch and half Italian.
      I am exactly the same mix.
      He is lucky he had his Dutch name Van Patten.
      Because an Italian name may not have gone over
      very well. (I have witnessed discrimination.)
      Dick does not look Italian. But this mix,
      makes him so well rounded and well loved.
      Italians have contributed more to this World
      than another Ethnic group or Civilization.
      I have changed my last name.
      My Mother is Dutch. Her maiden name is Van Hood.
      I would certainly love to meet Mr. Van Patten.
      It is a coincedence that in 1985, on my way to the
      aiport and driving through Beverly Hills I saw and
      waved to Mr. Van Patten. He was right next to me
      at a light. It was definately him, in shades driving a red, 2 door mercedez.
      I sure hope I get to meet him one day.
      A heck of a guy!
      David from Texas

Hi from Sydney - what a brilliant site

      Posted by TJ on 6/17/2001, 10:34 pm

      Hi there. Had to post to say what a great message board! I grew up watching Eight
      is Enough in Australia, though I was pretty small when it was on. It just seemed very
      real to me, and very warm, so I guess it's why it has remained in my memory for the
      past 20 or so years. I can remember being extremely upset when Mrs Bradfor died,
      and I only found out on the weekend it was because Diana Hyland really passed
      away with cancer. Made me incensed to get on the net and find out some info about
      the show!!! So here I am. This is a great site, with some very genuine sentiments
      from people, it's woken up some good memories. 

      PS My fave was the eldest... Lani O'Grady. I'm also the eldest of 8. I actually saw
      her as a bit of a role model when I was growing up. It's wonderful to hear that she
      was special to other people too.

      Rgds Theresa 

Betty in Tender Mercies on Bravo

      Posted by SusanM on 6/24/2001, 6:54 pm

      Tender Mercies will be on the Bravo network next Saturday at 8:00 Eastern Daylight
      Time. Betty has a small, but important role in the film. For those of you who haven't
      heard/seen her sing, tune in. You're in for a treat. 

Betty Buckley's manager and web site

      Posted by Kim on 7/16/2001, 12:25 pm

      Who is Betty Buckley's manager? Does she have one?
      With all the talent she has it seems that if she had a decent manager she would be
      getting a lot more movies and starring roles on broadway. I also notice that her web
      site isn't very aggressive. I mean it misses stuff she does on tv and other places I
      read about stuff she does and it is never on her site, and the links on her site are old
      there is one about snowflake lynn buckley and that she was taken into hiding or
      kidnapped (I think it is supposed to be funny). The site that is linked isn't a good
      representation to be connected to her site. has anyone seen what I am talking
      about lately?

Re: Betty Buckley's manager and web site

      Posted by Susan on 7/18/2001, 6:27 am, in reply to "Betty Buckley's manager and web site"

      I find Ms. Buckley's website very informative. True--rerun schedules of old movies
      aren't always posted. However, any time she makes an appearance on national TV,
      it's posted on the web site in advance. For example, her recent appearances on Oz,
      Rosie, etc. were posted at the web site. Ms. Buckley probably controls the content
      of the site, so she has the webmaster post what she wants included. There's also a
      fan club at Yahoo.com that lists when her movies run on TV. You might want to
      check there for that information.

Re: Betty Buckley's manager and web site

      Posted by Kim on 7/22/2001, 8:49 am, in reply to "Re: Betty Buckley's manager and web site"

      I'm not trying to pick but I am talking about personal appearances that never make it
      to her web site like the recent broadway barks that was a fundraiser in nyc. No one
      reading her site would of known about it so how could her fans go to it? Her website
      i would think would want to be part of her promotion of her career, but this happens
      with events she's at not always listed.
      I also think her manager must not try to get her work very much or she would have
      a lot more work on Broadway. That is just my opinion so please do not take
      offenses. Peace Kim 

Re: Betty Buckley's manager and web site

      Posted by Jim on 7/29/2001, 7:47 pm, in reply to "Re: Betty Buckley's manager and web site"

      Where on her site is there a link to the Snowflake website? Are you sure you are
      going to Betty's official site? 


Re: Betty Buckley's manager and web site

      Posted by Kim on 8/5/2001, 5:54 pm, in reply to "Re: Betty Buckley's manager and web site"

      It was there when I posted my other post. Maybe the webmaster realized after he
      read my post and removed it or somebody else told him or something like that. I
      checked the link because I didn't believe the site would still be listed if it was that
      snowflake ebonics stuff but it was which surprised me because I just figured the
      webmaster knew where all the links on the site went, but I guess they didn't know
      where all the sites went because it was still listed then which is why I brought it up
      as a topic in the first place because it kind of surpised me being there and all. I think
      it is good that it has been removed.

Msg for Susan

      Posted by John on 7/19/2001, 3:49 am

      If you or your daughter reads this, please contact YORAM KAHANA at his e-mail
      address: STAR1441. He has residuals for Michael Virden from the Shooting Star
      Photo Agency and he needs you to give him the contact information for him, so that
      Michael can get "paid".
      Thank you.

Re: Msg for Susan

      Posted by Sarah on 7/20/2001, 5:40 am, in reply to "Msg for Susan"

      This is a very weird message. This is Sarah and Michael is my dad and he passed
      away 9 years ago so there is no contact information. 

Re: Msg for Susan

      Posted by John on 7/20/2001, 11:51 am, in reply to "Re: Msg for Susan"

      Sorry...Apparently this individual, Yoram Kahana, who sent me the message about
      your father, doesn't know your Dad passed away. He e-mailed me with that request
      so I posted here at the EIE board. All I know is his e-mail address: STAR1441
      @aol.com. Maybe you will want to contact him to let him know.


      Posted by Pete on 7/23/2001, 10:50 pm

      Has anyone gotten a copy of "T.V.'s Other Guide: The Lost Final Seasons To
      America's Favorite Retro Shows" by Joel Starkey? It is HYSTERICAL! It's a satirical
      book which covers eight shows from the past, including "EIGHT IS ENOUGH", and
      offers a "lost" final season, giving a 22 episode synopsis of each show. Also in the
      book are interviews with the characters. From "EIE", Abby Bradford is interviewed.
      VERY FUNNY! I heard about this book through word of mouth and picked up a copy
      on barnesandnoble.com. I've also seen it on booksamillion.com. If needed, the ISBN
      number is 1-88393898-8. It's definitely worth having!

The big party episode

      Posted by Fred on 8/28/2001, 2:44 pm

      Hello out there. I'm doing an article about drug humor in pop culture and seemed to
      remember an episode where while the parents were away the kids thew a big party.
      Willie almost fought some guy over a messed up girl's honor and in the last scene the
      returned parents ate some pot brownies (left over from the party).
      Can anyone confirm any of this, my mind is stuck in a rut.

Re: The big party episode

      Posted by Nancy on 8/28/2001, 2:55 pm, in reply to "The big party episode"

      Fred you're correct. Tommy was going to fight Elizabeth's date for her honor. And
      Tom and Abby unaware of it ate Hash Brownies. 

susan richardson/e story

      Posted by bill manley on 8/27/2001, 6:42 am

      I saw the E Entertainment story on EIGHT IS ENOUGH and they really made it appear
      as if Susan had a severe breakdown and that the Korean story was completey
      fabricated. But when I found this site, there seems to be some belief that she was
      actually telling the truth. What is the whole story on this event? Didn't the E story
      state she was kidnapped and held by Korean Filmmakers? And yet I read somewhere
      that if she was involved with Koreans, it was related to her use of drugs. What really

Re: susan richardson/e story

      Posted by John on 8/27/2001, 1:07 pm, in reply to "susan richardson/e story"

      Hi Bill,
      When I was working with Susan last year on her story she told me that she'd been
      held captive by Korean film makers who had hired her to act in a film they were
      producing over there. She claimed that they "lopped off her hair" and "jimmied with
      the brakes of her car" (her words) to try and cause her to have a fatal accident so
      they could collect on a multi-million dollar insurance company they had taken out on
      her....Unfortunately, Susan and I have lost track of each other for the past several
      months but I do hope that someday we may reconnect to continue working on
      getting her story out there in a straightforward and accurate manner. 

E! true hollywood story

      Posted by Lisa on 8/26/2001, 3:00 am

      so... what did you all think of it?? I am sure happy I finally got to see it! Thanks for
      the reminders.  I am sure there are others here who missed it the 1st time..(?)
      I wish it had been 2 hours instead of 1 hour. But it was good, considering how much
      they had to cover in one hour. I would like to know more about Susan.. and about
      Lani. It must be a few years old.. because I dont think Lani is working in an office
      anymore.. or is she? Wasnt that Jensens office? And also Lani has since been seen
      on another interview show and didnt seem too well.. but I think she is doing better
      now.  And the part with Willie Aames.. I have memories of him and "8" filming at my
      college (L.A Valley College in Van Nuys CA) and I would buy his cigs for him. He was
      a year younger than me and a year away from being able to buy them himself. So, I
      made a friend. 
      Adam's story is sad.  I hope he is doing better these days. 
      I sure hope to see the show in reruns again somewhere!
      Well, enough rambling. ;D 

You are all invited...

      Posted by Susna on 8/21/2001, 5:00 pm

      I'd like to invite you all to check out our yahoo club for Betty Buckley. We have a
      weekly chat, and a great group of regulars! 
      So... if you are a fan of Ms. Buckley, come take a peek at the club. We welcome all
      new members!

      Susna :o)
      (one of the founders of thebettylynnbuckleyclub)


Barbara Payton Airing again on "E" 

      Posted by Nancy B. on 8/4/2001, 11:35 am

      Hi John and eie friends, 

      Geez looks like the traffic on the board has really died down. I guess everyone is
      busy and not having time to post. Although this is not eie related I wanted to let
      John know that I caught the re-airing of Barbara Payton on "E" channel last
      weekend,as I was channel surfing and decided why not watch it again.You really did
      a great job !! . But as I watched it again it reminds us all of , how fleeting fame can
      be and you can be on the top one moment and then hit bottom. 
      Keep in touch, are you still in touch with Susan? I hope she is doing well. 
      Take care , 
      Nancy B.

Re: Barbara Payton Article in GLOBE Magazine

      Posted by John on 8/25/2001, 11:09 am, in reply to "Barbara Payton Airing again on "E" "

      Hope you're doing well. I wanted to let you know that the "supermarket tabloid"
      Globe Magazine interviewed me this week to discuss my Barbara Payton book and
      film projects and the issue will be on the stands on Friday, August 31st. I hope you'll
      check it out as it really delves into Barbara's heartbreaking and haunting tale.
      Thanks again for all your past interest and I hope you're still feeling great. Sincerely,

Re: Barbara Payton Article in GLOBE Magazine

      Posted by Nancy B. on 8/29/2001, 5:20 pm, in reply to "Re: Barbara Payton Article in GLOBE

      Hi John,

      Thanks for the info. I haven't checked out the messageboard in a couple weeks and
      so glad that I did tonite. You can bet I will be buying this issue of the Globe and
      looking forward to reading it. You have my total support and I hope wonderful things
      are happening with you and your career. As for me, I'm really glad to be back to
      work and I've been feeling pretty good just a little bit tired. Looking forward to my
      three day weekend!! Hope you have a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend!! 

      Take Care, 


Re: Barbara Payton Airing again on "E" 

      Posted by John on 8/8/2001, 4:35 am, in reply to "Barbara Payton Airing again on "E" "

      Hi Nancy,
      Thanks very much for your nice comments about the Barbara Payton episode of
      Mysteries & Scandals. Believe me, I appreciate them, very much! I signed the option
      contract with that LA producer over seven months ago (to do a film on Payton) but
      so far, it hasn't happened....
      She has yet to secure financing for the project, but she's still out there trying. Gina
      (the producer) says that these things ALWAYS take time (sometimes up to a couple
      of years!), but of course, I want it to happen right away! In the meantime, I have
      been busy submitting articles to film and entertainment magazines (my next one, on
      1960's LA pop singer Jody Miller, is coming out in October, in OUTRE magazine) and I
      have a few new ones lined up, too...though none, sadly, with Susan. I haven't heard
      from Susan in a VERY long time and don't foresee that changing....I'm afraid we've
      "lost track" and I have no idea where she is or how she's doing, but I do wish her the
      best (as I think we all do here), and I hope she's healthy and happy and doing great.
      I hope you're feeling well these days, too, Nancy. Give us all an update when you
      have a chance...How's your job going? Hope you still enjoy it, and also hope your
      Mom is well.
      Thanks again for your note and as always, I wish you the best,

Theme Song

      Posted by HC on 9/5/2001, 7:47 pm

      I notice there are more lyrics to the theme song that Grant Goodeve wrote than is
      played in the intro to the show; is there a place where the complete song is

Re: Theme Song

      Posted by Susan M. on 9/6/2001, 3:01 am, in reply to "Theme Song"

      Grant sang the entire song in the Talent Show episode that played during the first
      year that Betty was on the show. Refer to David's episode guide for the exact title. 
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