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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Meet Me in My Living Room











"Meet Me in St. Louis" played on the Turner Classic Network today. Of course, I watched it. I've probably seen the film at least a thousand times. I can speak the lines and sing the songs. It's a movie that never grows old for me via an August heads up that soon brisk weather will bring the smell of bonfires, wool jackets, and the soft comfort of well broken in blue jeans. And the knowledge that the most joyous of all holidays are coming right around the corner.

Perhaps my love affair with this movie is simply a romanticized nostalgia for a time long ago where good manners were the rule. Where families sat together for dinner and talked about their lives. Where entertainment came from reading or spending time with other human beings. Where hard work and determination always meant success.

Based on a memoir written by a former St. Louis resident, "Meet Me in St. Louis" is a classically simple story that never fails to make me smile, make me cry, and then make me smile again. It's one of my favorite feel good movies.

So don't be surprised if you find me watching "Meet Me in St. Louis" again next week.

Because ostriches like me find it a far more pleasant pastime than the daily news.

20 comments:

animal lover, quilt lover said...

I have seen the movie a lot of times but not near as many as you!!
I love it too!! I guess it shows are age. lol
Good to talk to you!!
XO, Fern

RYKER said...

Sounds like a lovely way to spend the afternoon. I'll have to look for it!
~Sandy

BECKY said...

Hey Pat! Ditto!! :)

Terri Tiffany said...

Why haven't I seen this movie? Or maybe I have a long time ago. I love to watch good movies that have feel good endings too:)

El'bow and Hauwii said...

it looks like a nice movie

Kissslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

Chewy said...

it sounds like a cool movie!

Chewy

Roo said...

I like movies! I don't think Mom's shown me this one yet. She's said some of the best movies are from a long time ago. Thanks for the tip!

Maybe we can find it on cable and watch it on a rainy day. Mom lets me sit in the recliner with her during movie time :)

Lookin forward to seein a good movie,
Roo

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Good Morning Pat,
I see from your profile you are a Capricorn. So am I. When is your birthday? Mine is Dec 22. I am JUST a capricorn!! lol
Have a good day!!
XXOO, Bambi & Fern

An English Shepherd said...

The boss likes that film as well :-)

Wizz

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Judy Garland was my mum's favourite actress, she loved this film.
Lynne

Judy said...

Anything to escape the news--though I seem to have a morbid fascination with it and check updates online several times a day! Le sigh. Maybe I should watch more movies...

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Well really!! No wonder we like the same things!!! That is so neat!! I never liked my birthday when I was young. I never had a birthday party and usually no real birthday gift. Just a happy Birthday, Merry Christmas gift!! Now I couldn't care less!!!
XO, Fern

twinkietinydog said...

I vaguely remember my great great great great . . . grandmother liking this same movie.
What's going on in this blog?! I notice some unruliness from my furiends. I should stop by more often tsk tsk
Twinkie

Tammy said...

I'm embarrassed to say I've never seen it even though I live here. Thanks for the reminder!

Life With Dogs said...

I understand that, the news can be a bummer. But I must admit I've never seen this!

Marg said...

Well our slack Mom hasn't seen that one if all things.But it sounds like something she would just love and probably watch 100 times too. She is excited to hear about a good movie.
Thanks.
Have a fantastic day.

♥ Sallie said...

Great movie! The news is depressing. Much better to read my friend's blogs. :)

AngelPups said...

We haven't seen this movie either, although we'll be on the lookout! We agree though that watching a nice old movie is a far better way to spend your time than watching the news....
Kelly & Crew
Big Mac, Molly & Moxie
angelpupscreations.blogspot.com

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

I am the same way with The Sound of Music. Know every line, every song, every nuance. *sigh* I could watch it over and over...oh, wait! I have! :)

Cattis said...

I don't think I have seen that one but I do love those "old" musicals. Cattis