Monday, April 04, 2011

That Truck Driving Woman

We didn't get to sleep until four this morning. After breakfast and a leisurely afternoon, we got a second wind, watched a few movies (one of them was The Last King of Scotland,which we really enjoyed) and then finally hit the sack in the wee hours.

We didn't get up until almost noon. It was great. We did absolutely nothing all day. Ed ventured into Walmart for about an hour, but I didn't feel like getting out of the truck because it was pouring rain. When he got back in the truck, we had lunch and watched another movie on TMC called Lucky Break. It was cute. At the end of that movie, one of the characters was playing this song on the piano. It brought back so many memories for me.

The original was done by Bobby Hebb and I used to sing it when I was a kid (it was among the music my parents played constantly around the house); I still know all of the words. What a happy memory.

Now we're watching Gone With The Wind, a movie that I've never seen in its entirety, but surprisingly, one Ed has seen more than once. I never realized I had such a cultured boyfriend.

Fiddle-Dee-Dee! It's been the most enjoyable movie, I do declare. But the best thing that I heard today came from my friend Grace, in Arizona. She messaged me on Facebook to tell me that her seven-year-old son asked her about "that truck driving woman who is my friend". He wanted to know when we'd be back in town.

I guess next time I'm home, I'll definitely have to pay him a visit!

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Anonymous said...

How cool. I am reading Gone with the Wind. So different than first pass through, during 7th (?) grade. Reading it more as a social history this time.

This year is 75th anniversary of GWTW's publication. Margaret Mitchell wrote the novel over 10 years, started with the last chapter and wrote them out of sequence.

Scarlett was "Pansy" almost until the last draft.




Dual Mom said...

Ahhh Ms. Scarlett in her fashionable velvet dress made from curtains! One of my favorites!