Lea, Rebecca and I watched this most rare litle gem of a movie Monday:
is one of the sweetest, most poignant movies ever, I actually saw this
movie as a newlywed years ago. This movie has some of my favorite
actors, Jimmy Stewart, Charles Coburn and Carole Lombard. Do you know
Charles Coburn started acting late in life?
This movie has romance, humor, idealism, and sadness -- things that
make movies of the black and white era watchable and enjoyable.
are some precious scenes in this movie...In just one of those scenes
Carole Lombard cries out to Jesus in the hospital as their baby is
fighting for life, it will touch your heart. So many scenes will! One
scene is Willie the maid tearfully understanding that she will have to
be let go...finances aren't allowing the luxury of her any longer. Oh
her sweet response! If you like my blog you will love her response.
Sooo...pure, so sweet - oh that I could have a friend like Willie.
is a meddlesome mother inlaw but there is also a bridge that mends that
is one of the most touching scenes ever. You will laugh, be on the edge
of your seat at times... you may cry, you may relate. There is hope
in the end and sweet optimism.
They just don't make them like this anymore...
I was just talking to my longtime friend, Sandi. We both treasure those WWII years and the sweetness of them. We also both keep our homes in that atmosphere. Why not? Why should we give our kids cheapo street talk when we have beautiful old movies that can bring back that sweet atmosphere? If our kids know the Truth, and true beauty they will recognize the counterfeit culture quickly. I can testify to that, my girls know the difference! : )
Yesterday I left my front door wide-open inadvertently when I went chasing after one of our wee little doglets. While I was on the back of our property, our sweet fellow-Christian postlady had come by to deliver a package, she saw the door open and had carefully placed the package just inside the door by my dining room table.
I saw the package, and as I stood processing I thought for a moment, realizing the postlady saw the inside of our home...What did she see I thought as I re-enacted her short couple of steps? She didn't see the most decluttered neat-freak home, she did see autumn decor here and there scattered over the table along with Mar's court reporting stuff, even a porcelain manger scene out...paper towels soaking up a spill on the floor as I had hastily ran out.
...More importantly I think she heard Glenn Miller music perhaps eerily but soooo sweetly playing from our kitchen; another world, another time... I hope she sensed a Sweet Spirit. It was kind of nice seeing things from another person's perspective. I explained to my daughters, I really don't care that she saw the clutter, we don't live in a museum, but I do care about the Spirit of our home! *big smile*
I hope you too will enjoy this sweet movie and music as much as we do!