I'd intended for my next post to be on the Battle of Midway, getting myself ready for the up-and-coming film. I changed direction when my husband surprised me yesterday with a copy of a film we saw last year- Peter Jackson's They Shall Not Grow Old. I hadn't realized that it had made it onto disc… Continue reading Peter Jackson’s THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD
So, are you exchanging gifts with anyone today? My husband and I have never really "done" Valentines day. Oh, the kids have their cards to hand out at school. We even baked cookies to go along with them since we were snowed in, and sending the leftover lollipops that are still sitting around from Halloween… Continue reading Something for your Sweetheart?
Staying up later than I should have watching a movie last night, waiting to find out which members of the uninspiring love triangle would survive the War, I began thinking about films that would have been more worth my time. Here, in one of last year's posts, is one of the many options! I'll admit,… Continue reading The Big Parade: A Silent Story
I was fascinated by the concept of Peter Jackson's newest film, but disappointed that I wouldn't be able to see it- unless, of course, I could manage a flight to the U.K. (Not likely. "Hey kids, you like the taste of Ramen noodles, right? Well, guess what we're eating this month!) While I've enjoyed some… Continue reading Peter Jackson’s THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD
I'm constantly learning from my children. Most of these lessons are about the precious nature of time or the futility of cleaning, but recently my eldest had the opportunity to teach Mom a bit about history, too. She received the Stuck Inside Creativity Book * as a gift on our recent Midwest travels. It was… Continue reading Making Anzac Biscuits
It's high time for my brood and I to take in some more history! If you'd like, come along, brave the smoky haze choking the skies, (it's not too bad down by the water just now,) and join our excursion to the Puget Sound Naval Museum in Bremerton, Washington. Bremerton is located on the Kitsap… Continue reading Exploring the Puget Sound Naval Museum
I remember my great-grandpa fondly, as a tough old Swede who chopped wood into his 80's, and who had a smile that beamed from ear to ear. Long before my time, he served as an Army cook in World War I, and while in France cooked for the President's daughter (or so family legend attests.)… Continue reading Behind Great-Grandpa’s Walls
I must admit, I was skeptical of my husband’s interest in silent films. I had never seen one, but I thought I knew what to expect. Silent films equaled the jangle of organ-grinder style music, makeup resembling cake icing, and overacting reminiscent of the comedic scenes with Lena Lamont in Singing in the Rain. With such low expectations, the… Continue reading The Big Parade: A Silent Story