Thursday, April 13, 2017

Yay for Goat-Goat and Clifford! Don't Fence Me In! 'Hollywood Canteen' (1944)

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions--the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.  -Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Well, well, well, look who I got to visit with last week...Is Goat-Goat not the sweetest ever?

My sweet friends, Goat-Goat and Clifford.
These characters make me laugh, they are buds until there is competition!  Uh oh.  Clifford was getting a bit upset here.  Do you see the body language?  He actually galloped at Goat-Goat to make him go away!  I cannot believe you Clifford!  lol

Please pet me won't you?  I really like you a lot Mrs. Amelia.
(Look at little Goat-Goat's hooves...So cute I think...)
I like you too Mrs. Amelia.
I had a good little visit with my buddies!  They are fenced but  have plenty of acreage and a neat barn on the other side.  Where else can I go and have a drive-thru experience like this but in Smalltown?

Please enjoy!  Don't Fence Me In from the movie:  Hollywood Canteen (1944)

I've always loved this act at the Hollywood Canteen by precious Roy Rogers and Trigger!  I believe the old movie is entitled simply,  Hollywood Canteen  (1944) and is very entertaining!  Wow, has Hollywood changed.  Back in the 40s there was much patriotism in our Hollywood stars.  It was such a different time in our country when there was a healthy fear of God.  Many of our stars served in WWII.  A much better time morally.  Many will say those days are gone...  Not here at the Cathedral. : )  I pray people will wake up.  I don't understand the worship of this present culture at all.  Let's be strong.

You have probably heard me talk of USOtown?  The town actually still has a USO center there from WWII for the soldiers.  On the front glass door, a sign says... "Please remove your chewing gum before entering."  More then several times Jem and I have stopped and peered through the front door.  There is a large room with the original clock on the wall, a counter and kitchen where the refreshments would be served.  Locker room, old gymnasium and auditorium attached.  It's an amazing place among the beautiful trees and street lights.  You expect Joan Leslie and Jimmy Stewart's fill-in during the war, Robert Hutton, to come out arm-in-arm at anytime. Flags are still flown there.  Greatness. 


I hope you all are having a nice day!  Signing off from the Forest Cathedral...Amelia

Joy is the echo of God's life within us.
-Joseph Marmion


Linda said...

I really like this song, Amelia, so I enjoyed this video! And Goat-Goat and Clifford are beautiful and absolutely delightful! I am so happy you spent time with them and are sharing these photos! Thank you so much for sharing, Amelia, you have made my day! :) And I agree with you about the fear of God.

Amelia said...

Hello Linda! You are so great to come and encourage the way you do. I'm glad Clifford and Goat-Goat made your day! : ) They are hilarious! My daughter, Mar saw them that night and said they were together. Goat-Goat was sleeping by Clifford. Thanks for sharing here friend, so glad you too agree about that fear of God.

You are a blessing!

Barbara said...

Beautiful blog post, Amelia! Your time with Goat-goat and Clifford was special. We used to have 11 horse + 1 donkey in a field close to our housing development, but of course the land was bought up and now it's full of new houses. We enjoyed the animals when they were so close by. (and they enjoyed us!)

Amelia said...

Thank you Barbara! : ) Awww, I bet you miss the horses and donkey! They really do become friends don't they?

Blessings to you Barbara!

Marianna said...

Aw, these are great pictures of those two! They both have QUITE the personalities, and it is always so much fun to go enjoy both them and our ice tea -- such wonderful memories!!! :)

Love the song too! :D

Amelia said...

Yes! They have what you could call...Personality Plus! : ) Tea with the fur angels. Fantastic.

...And another song to sing along with! : D