Ellen's 1000th show is an amazing milestone and we feel blessed for Nana Gladys to be a part of it! Some of the Hardy Highlights are- Nana was the house announcer for over a month. Gladys has given recipes, relationship advice, movie reviews, answered fan mail, made Oscar predictions, health advice, holiday gift ideas, and critiqued The Bachelor, American Idol, Dancing with the stars and many more. Ellen has said that they have received more viewer mail about Gladys than anything else on the show, and that the first phone call was her personal favorite moment!
You never know how Gladys can inspire people!
People have sent us drawings, photographs, poems, and even t-shirts!
Daniel E. Barnes from Omaha Nebraska wrote a wonderful song that you just gotta hear.
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A fella named John Shanks from Big Lick Tennessee composed this song also as a tribute for Nana! It's really a great song too!
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Meals On Wheels has touched our life personally in Knoxville Tennessee. They were the first to help our Granny Anne who made it home from the hospital for some precious time. We are so grateful for this program and are very active with Meals On Wheels & More here in Austin. Recently people have been donating time and money in the name of Nana Gladys! The most recent donation was from Christine Whelan from Massachusetts who wrote "With her open mind, acceptance, and tolerance of all mankind Gladys is the definition of love."
Wow! It's hard to believe it's been over two years of Ellen and Nana Gladys! Gladys has two pages on the Ellen Degeneres Website! Here you can see almost every hilarious call between them!
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Also there's a page called Gladys Hardy Classic Quotes! And it's just...Classic!
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Thank your Ellen for such wonderful, hilarious, and sweet phone calls!
Our Nana in USA Today?! That's even better than the cover of The Rolling Stone!
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Have you been keeping up with Gladys when she's on Ellen? Why not keep up with her on Facebook too? Become a fan of Glady's! Click here and "keep on keepin on"!
Be sure to tune in to Ellen today to hear another fun visit from Gladys! Check local listings to see when it airs in your town.
Want more laughs from Nana Gladys? Click here to order Gladys Hardy's album, I Love Jesus, But I Drink a Little today!
Matt Gil (a big fan of Gladys) recently made his debut in the audience at the Ellen show - dressed up in a Gladys Hardy costume! Gladys called him to give her blessing (and a pep talk), and he ended up being a crew and audience favorite at the show. Everyone loves Gladys! See photos in Gladys' Scrapbook.
Rudy's Country Store & Bar-B-Q has allowed Nana Gladys to call their restaurants and we recorded real conversations with their unsuspecting employees. The 60 second radio spots are not only funny but show the great quality of employees they have.
We have enjoyed Rudy's wonderful food and "Sause" for years. We are proud to have our Nana be a part of this legendary Texas restaurant.
This super talented singer & song writer performs all over, but we are blessed to have her and the band at Saxons here in Austin. They are there most Wednesdays. Click here to find the schedule: http://www.myspace.com/paulanelsonband
Ellen answers viewer mail about Gladys!
If you missed it, some of the highlights were Nana's opinions about American Idol and how it relates to Bingo. One viewer asked that Gladys be the house announcer for the week, and they let her!
Since Gladys likes to be in the public ear and the public heart, but not in the public eye, Ellen made this drawing of Nana based upon her descriptions. Those two are hilarious together!
We have become friends with the Nutty Prices family! They not only graciously added us to their site, but the owner gives a very large portion of the profit to charity. Please visit NuttyPrices.com
Ever have an RC cola and a MoonPie? The Hardy's have been MoonPie addicts for as long as we can remember!
We recently mailed some MoonPies to the staff at the Ellen Degeneres Show. They gave a big thank you to Nana and said "Those MoonPies didn't last long around here!" The same thing happens in our house!