The Greg Brady Project

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My friends call me Barry. From time to time I also hear the name Greg. Yeah, as in Greg Brady. The Brady Bunch represents a fun time in my life. But it’s only part of the story. There’s more to say and that’s what The Greg Brady Project is all about – a place to say it. So, I’ve invited some friends to join me and share their perspectives on the Brady’s, the 70′s and just about everything else. Now, I’m inviting you…

12 Feb
Bob Hunt

Be it ever so humble…

written by Bob Hunt in Blog | 3 comments

Have you ever wondered what you might do if you suddenly had an extraordinary amount of discretionary income? I’m not talking about just having a healthy bank balance after the bills are paid, or even a retirement plan that could see your family living comfortably through its next few generations. I mean ridiculously, couldn’t-even-begin-to-spend-it-all, top-of-the-Forbes-list, prince-of-a-land-brimming-with-fossil-fuels, stinkin’ rich. What might you be tempted to do with that kind of money? That is, once you’ve tithed and fed the world’s poor and all of the other benevolent things you swear you’d do if only you got the chance – after all that – how would you use up all the piles of cash left cluttering up the palace?

My own extravagant spending fantasy is so wastefully self-indulgent, there’s no way that Providence will allow the necessary cashflow to realize it. But if a trillion dollar bonanza lands in my savings account one day, look out. I won’t be able to stop myself. Architects will be hired, consultants will be consulted, and construction will begin. Lord knows how many bucks later, I will realize my shameful dream. I will live in the Brady house.

Not just the house, mind you, but the backyard, carport, and driveway, too. The whole shebang, all concealed within an otherwise unassuming mansion as big as a soundstage. Imagine the shock and awe of my invited guests as they are shown through a pair of ordinary double doors only to find themselves in the Brady living room. Envision the euphoria of party invitees as they sleep off their revelry in the comforting environs of Mike and Carol’s room. And as a trillionaire, I would surely be rubbing shoulders with rich and powerful friends. Can’t you just picture the gleeful countenances of Bill Gates and Oprah as we set a new teeter-totter record in the astroturf backyard?

If it ever happens, just remember this: money didn’t drive me mad…I was already there!

 

3 Comments

    Amy
    on Feb. 12th, 2008

    Oh yes – that would be incredible. I want!

    ged
    on Feb. 12th, 2008

    Naw…I’d just get some dining room chairs to stick in the hallway…

    Bob Hunt
    on Feb. 12th, 2008

    What DID they use those chairs for, anyway? Wouldn’t Alice have hated dodging those things all the time as she hauled laundry to and fro? Perhaps it was a handy place for 2 girls or 2 boys to sit when one of their roommates was getting a lecture from Mike and Carol.

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