Jane Pauley

When I was about 3 or 4 years old I would watch television for about 15 minutes after breakfast and before my mom would take me to pre-K. We called pre-K “3-year-old kindergarten,” if I recall correctly.

Well, one day I was sitting there watching Jane Pauley on the Today Show on NBC. It was probably around 1978 and I loved her smile and just thought she was the bees knees. So, I started waving at her and I kept waving and waving. And, I kid you not, after what seemed like a lot of waving on my part, she paused speaking for a moment, laughed a little, and waved back at the camera.

Now, I can’t explain this other than to conclude it must just be a delightful coincidence. I have no idea how to account for it, but this flat out happened exactly as I present it above and it is one of my strongest memories from childhood.

One thought on “Jane Pauley”

  1. Great story!

    You could get a verse to a song out of that.

    The time before pre-school, in the crt glow
    watching Today, and waving hello
    at the talking lady, the darling Jane Pauley.
    when she paused and she laughed and – gee golly!
    I swear she waved back through that magic window.

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