Day eight of the “You” challenge, which means we are down to three films. I’ve thought about this a lot as I’ve been driving. For some reason this week has been full of travel.
Most of the movies I watch are on the television since I’m not big on going to movie theatres. Trying to think of movies to list, and finding a common thread was difficult. But I decided to use my husband as the connecting thread.
First up, LOVE STORY
The first movie we saw together at the movie theatre, LOVE STORY. With Ali McGraw and Ryan O’Neal. I had to read the description of the movie to remember most of it. My memory was of walking to the theatre. It was one of the few times we had money to spend. Most of our dates involved free activities. I’m going to say that time, and not the fact I was sitting next to my boyfriend is the reason I didn’t remember Oliver (O’Neal) finished college, or that he and Jenny (McGraw) got married.
Movie two: GONE WITH THE WIND
I might be old, but I’m not old enough to have seen the 1939 classic starring Vivian Leigh s Scarlett O’Hara and Clark Gable as Rhett butler at the movie theatres. No, I saw it at home, on our television, which is what makes is special to me. When our local television station aired the show, my husband helped me get our kids bathed and in bed in record time. He poured me a glass of soda (back then I drank pop) and fixed us some popcorn before the movie started. After it came on if one of the kids needed something he handled it so I didn’t have to miss any of the movie. I enjoyed the movie, the story, the acting, the costumes, but mostly I enjoyed the pampering from my husband, which gives that movie a special place in my heart.
And finally, movie three: COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER
COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER, with Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones is the story of country singer Loretta Lynn’s life, based on her autobiography. We went to the movie with a group of teachers at their annual end-of-the-year dinner. Most years we just went out to eat then everyone went home. That year some of them wanted to do more, so party animals that we all were, we went to the movies. That movie was in 1980, it was the last movie we saw in the theatres. Like I said earlier, not a big movie goer.
What about you? Leave a comment about your movie experiences.
Do you go to the movies often?
What type of movie is your favorite?
What was the last movie you saw?
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