Boxer inspired meme where you come here to see what the theme is, find a clip of about three minutes, come back here to say "you're up" and then we'll come and visit and give you our two bits. This week's theme is "Favorite movie from the 1940's".
I was going to go a totally different direction with this. I have lot's of movies from the 40's I love. Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Citizen Kane and It's a Wonderful Life just to name a few. I was really leaning towards Casablanca and knew that from the beginning when I picked the decade. It would be an easy week for me.
I haven't been on the computer much the past few days. Snowmobiling all day Saturday, then football on Sunday. Work, the gym and then the start of my first essay on the land grab yesterday. Was up early today and decided to make the rounds and see how the rest of the malcontents were doing. It was pretty tame. I missed Haiku Monday yet again, which is beginning to annoy me as I love to haiku even though my skills barely match the 5-7-5 format, and continued down my list. I came to Boxer's latest post where I learned of Chickory's journey back to Florida to care for her ailing mother. Chickory's own comments made my heart break for her, having seen it too many times in my life. Chickory has a nice post with lovely pictures of the part of Florida where she grew up. From the post "The roads are sand-based mixes with oak leaves. I love interior Florida. Too many people only see the beaches or DisneyWorld and don't know about it. It is a landscape they speed through, indifferent to its charms and abundant wildlife. This is a birders paradise, thought I, as the familiar whir of duck wings filled the space above me."
I don't have the memory I once had. Maybe it's the age, probably the life I shouldn't have led, but I once in a while something does surface. I remembered a movie that I thought was set in Florida. I knew it was the south but was pretty sure it was in Florida. I quick search of the internet confirmed my suspicions. A sad tale but one that was told brilliantly by Marjorie Rawlings. It's about growing up with nothing but family and knowing that while we are children, at some point, it will be us who are the caregivers. You can read all about The Yearling here. I barely remember even watching this over 30 years ago.
This scene is 8 minutes but there weren't many clips of this movie. Besides, it's message is one that we all need to remember. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Chickory. God bless you and your mother.