Sunday, August 30, 2009

One of my Favorite Movies

On Facebook the other day we were listing 15 movies. Fifteen movies right off the top of your head. List 15 movies without thinking much about them. Could you do it? What movies would be on your list?

My son listed this movie. I didn't. Silly me. I've watched this movie all my life. I watched this movie whenever it was tv when I was a kid even through we only had three channels. Hey it was the 60's and the 70's and we lived in the country.

Three television channels - one channel each of ABC, CBS, NBC. I know there was a time when I was wee little that we only had ABC. How many channels do you have now? We have 132 channels but I think I only watch about a dozen of them.

Here's a clip from the movie my son listed and I didn't. By the way, it's just about the funniest part of the whole movie. Big Sis - I know you'll enjoy it!!!

Do you know it? Have you seen it? If not you should. You'll laugh and laugh.

It's The Great Race starring Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, and Natalie Wood.

Here's Natalie in the movie:

I counted her dresses one time. Just to see how many changes she made. Can't remember the number now but I'm sure it was 30 or more. I could never figure out how or why the characer would take so many different coats with her.

I now own this movie on DVD. Now I can watch it when ever I want! Thank goodness for modern technology.

Oh and if you were wondering about my list of 15 movies. Here it is:

15 Movies
Rules: Don't take too long to think about it. Fifteen movies you've seen that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag fifteen friends, INCLUDING ME (please) because I'm interested in seeing what movies my friends choose...

1. My Favorite Wife
2. Mr Blandings builds his dreamhouse
3. Titanic
4. Cars
5. Gladiator
6. Meet me in St. Louis
7. Barefoot in the Park
8. Young Frankenstein
9. The Island
10. It's a Wonderful Life
11. The Bishop's Wife
12. McClintock
13. Open Range
14. Sahara
15. Clue

Let's see your list of fifteen movies.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday

Time to get back to some regular post so I thought I would start with Bloomin' Tuesday. I haven't participated for awhile but I still remember to take photos of any lovely flowers I see. These were seen over our summer travels here and there.

These were right here at home in my neighbor Helen's front yard. They only lasted a day or two so I'm glad I took these when I did.

Took this photo in my cousin Mitzi's backyard. She has a beautiful flower garden.

The next three photos were taken along Route 30 the Lincoln Highway.

Any ideas what these are? I'm not standing on my head either. LOL

I loved the way the light was shining and showing the color on this pine tree! Is is a blue spruce by any chance?

The next three photos were taken in a little town in Tennessee. I have no idea of the name and the hubby isn't here to ask. So I'll get back to you!

I liked how they turned the flowers pots upside down to add height!

I do know this house was on the main street of a little tourist town. It was the only "private residence" on the street and was marked as such.

Be sure to visit the Jean, Laurie & Chris and the other Bloomin' Tuesday participates here! You will see some pretty flowers!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

In the Garden.........

I told everyone back in February that our beloved step-father and grandfather was ill. Bill went home to be with the Lord today. He was a loving and faithful husband, father, grandfather. We will sadly miss him but we know he is no longer suffering. He's In the Garden with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Here's Bill at Christmas time with Marian, my mother in law, and Jackson.

"I want to Stroll over Heaven with You"

"when all our troubles and heart aches are vanished away"

Rest in Peace
Wiliam Morgan - December 5, 1918 - August 15, 2009

"But when I get to where I'm going and I see my maker's face I'll stand forever in the light of His amazing grace....." "when I get where I'm going they'll be only happy tears. I will love and have no fear"
Brad Pasiley - "When I get where I'm going"

Thursday, August 06, 2009

A summer full of books & movies, road trips and a few other things!

What have I been doing this summer?

Well I've been doing a lot of reading!

The Thirteenth Tale - Loved it!

The House at Riverton - Reading it now. Like it so far.

The Forgotten Garden - Loved it! Loved it!

Water for Elephants - Not sure if I liked it or not! Might have to read it again to figure that out.

Harry Potter - Reading now cause my daughter wants me to read the series!

I've been watching a lot of movies from Netflex! I love it!

Where Eagles Dare - Love it. an old family favorite!

The Lady Vanishes - Interesting Hitchcock movie. I liked it.

The Thin Man - I love Myrna Loy. This was very good. Going to watch the complete series! Eventually.

The Long Engagement - Foreign film with sub titles. Interesting. had to watch it twice to understand it. Interesting look at WW1.

New in Town - This was very good. Love Harry Connick Jr. very funny.

Knowing - I did not like this. It was creepy and strange.

Inkheart - This was very good. I like Brandon Fraser. There are 3 books to the series. I'd like to read them.

Very good. Very heartwarming WW2 movie.
Defiance -
Brainstorm - An old favorite I hadn't seen in years. Natalie Woods last movie.

Boom Town - Very good movie. I wasn't sure I would like it but I did. Spencer Tracy and Clark Gable were good.

I made my first batch of homemade chicken soup! It was good.

I broke the green bowl to my set of pyrex dishes. ;-(

We got a new vehicle!!!! Well it's new to us. Less miles, 2 years newwer and a better payment then are truck. Don't you just love the color? I do.

I got a new camera! I love it. Fits in my pocket or pocketbook for easy access espcially for the photos of Jackson.

Went to the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp with the Camera Totin Idiot!

Got to see Troy!!

and Big Ben! Fun fun!!

Daughter and I had a our own road trip when we went to my oldest and one of my dearest friends daughter's wedding! Ann, Racheal, Adam, and Randy!

Don't you just love the cake? The elephants on top are so cute. The bride collects elephants!

Also been driving the Lincoln Highway! It is so fun to take road trips with the hubby! Never know what we might see or where we might end up.

This little park was so cute.

The grass was so cool I just had to take by sandals off and walk in my barefeet!

Some sights from along the highway:

I'll have more on the Lincoln Highway next week.

We are leaving for Tenessee on Saturday to see the son and visit with my brother family. Oh and to see a concert - Cheap Trick!

See ya all soon!