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    Interview with Meryl & Charlie's Moms

    I have a couple of special guests on my blog for Mother's Day! Cheryl Davis and Jacqui White stopped by for a fun interview. You can read about their competition travels, some Meryl and Charlie costume disasters, and more here.
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    Very lovely, thank you for sharing. They seem like super cool moms!

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    Loved this interview, and I plan to share it with some friends. Thanks!

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    Thank you so much for sharing this. I loved the interview and the pictures too!
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    Loved it, interviews from parents are so insightful.

    There are mentions of Domnina & Shabalin and Denkova & Staviski here for those who are interested.

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    Thank you so much!
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    Fantastic interview!
    Thanks very much for sharing it with us.

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    Lovely interview and pics! Great job!
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    Does anyone have an idea what Domnina & Shabalin program she was admiring?

    Domnina in a yellow dress with drums? In the 2006 to 2007, maybe 2008 time frame, which would be early in Meryl & Charlie's senior career?

    Maybe their Olympic FD to Spirit Dances (Oksana was in gold)?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx-euAl326M

    Conflated with their Olympic OD, which had drums?

    The only really yellow dresses I could find were these two:

    2004 CD, she was definitely in yellow
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wYSPaCcs5w

    It's not this one but I couldn't resist
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcl0dQJLHKU

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    Quote Originally Posted by TanithandBenFan View Post
    I have a couple of special guests on my blog for Mother's Day! Cheryl Davis and Jacqui White stopped by for a fun interview. You can read about their competition travels, some Meryl and Charlie costume disasters, and more here.
    Thank you for sharing, and I love the photos. I also love your blog!

    DORISPULASKI, thanks for the youtube videos!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simone411 View Post
    Thank you for sharing, and I love the photos. I also love your blog!

    DORISPULASKI, thanks for the youtube videos!
    Thanks so much!

    Doris, I was trying to figure out which program it was, too. Thanks for the vids!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DORISPULASKI View Post
    Does anyone have an idea what Domnina & Shabalin program she was admiring?

    Domnina in a yellow dress with drums? In the 2006 to 2007, maybe 2008 time frame, which would be early in Meryl & Charlie's senior career?

    Maybe their Olympic FD to Spirit Dances (Oksana was in gold)?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx-euAl326M

    Conflated with their Olympic OD, which had drums?

    The only really yellow dresses I could find were these two:

    2004 CD, she was definitely in yellow
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wYSPaCcs5w

    It's not this one but I couldn't resist
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zcl0dQJLHKU
    I've been trying to figure this out too. Maybe it was during a practice and Domnina was wearing a different dress for the dance? But if it were a practice, it would probably have to be a competition that Meryl & Charlie were also competing at.

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    Great interview, thanks. They seem to have such a level head about the sport - no wonder they've raised such grounded kids.
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    What a great interview for Mother's Day. Great ladies and families. So sane. So normal. Love it.

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    at Charlie's first Eleanor's Dream costume. No wonder they ditched it!!

    They do seem like really level-headed people who've raised level-headed kids. There should be more level-headed people in skating! (though many of you may disagree and long for )
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    Great interview! I read it on my phone the other day and so I only saw a small picture of Charlie's costume. My first thought was "oh, that is quite bad". Now that I've seen it on my real computer, it's worse. He looks like a chorus member from spamalot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DORISPULASKI View Post
    Does anyone have an idea what Domnina & Shabalin program she was admiring?
    There is this but it's from 2003 and I don't think they performed it in later years. Meryl & Charlie weren't senior yet, in fact they probably weren't even junior yet in 2003.
    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...kipVdg&cad=rja

    Their moms have good taste! Samson & Delilah is my favorite D&W program as well and their choices in other dancers were quite voidy.

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    Wonderful interview! Thank you - it's always great to get a little picture of the background behind the skaters.

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    Very good interview. I had never seen that clip of ER before. It is amazing to see how that routine evolved (both choreography and costuming).

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    You said you narrowed it down to five questions, but I would LOVE to read a "part 2" if something like that exists. Great job and great skating moms!

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