Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!  🙂  Stay safe and warm!

Classic Movie Friday!

Blossoms in the Dust (1941)

Blossoms In the Dust (1941)

Greer Carson   Walter Pidgeon   Felix Bressart

Marsha Hunt   Fay Holden   Samuel S. Hinds

This film is the story of Edna Gladney (1886-1961). Apparently this is based on a true story. After the death of her adopted sister Charlotte (Marsha Hunt), Edna marries Sam Gladney (Walter Pidgeon). Sam operates a wheat mill. After they are wed, she discovers how unfair and horrible children without parents are treated and she decides to do something about this injustice. She fought for children in Texas. Apparently she visited every home in Texas for financial support. That’s a big task!!! The law discriminated against children whose parents were unknown and this stigma followed these children into adulthood. She opened an orphanage for these little ones and found homes for them. She had some opposition. It was not easy going at all. She leads the way to remove the stigma of illegitimacy on birth certificates and fights in the Texas legislature.

This is a story about tragedy, loss, sorrow, grief, injustice and victory!

My Favorite Books In 2018!

Hello Peoples. It’s the end of 2018 and we are in a snowstorm. The snowflakes are big and there isn’t any wind. It’s really a nice snowstorm. Below is the list of my favorite books for 2018, excluding the cozy mysteries. I participated in the cozy mystery challenge and I read more than 30 cozy mysteries this year, however, the cozies are a different list.

These favorite lists can be difficult to create, but I will do my best!  🙂  Since I liked them all so much, I didn’t list them in any particular order.

~ Paul Apostle of Christ by Angela Hunt


~ My Hands Come Away Red by Lisa McKay



~ The Trembling Hills by Phyllis A. Whitney


~ A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano


~ The House on Foster Hill by Jaime Jo Wright


~ Peace In the Valley by Ruth Logan Herne


~ The Sunflower Girl by Rosanna Chiofalo


Favorite chapter books for kids ~

33413919   The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden

The VanDerBeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser

The VanDerBeekers and the Hidden Garden

Much love ~


Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Practically perfect! The first picture of Emily Blunt on the set of Mary Poppins Returns has been unveiled

I hope everyone had a happy Christmas! Rick and I saw Mary Poppins Returns on Christmas. It’s everything I would expect in a Mary Poppins film and so much more. I loved it. 

Jane (Emily Mortimer) and Michael Banks (Ben Whishaw) are adults. Sadly, Michael has been widowed for twelve months and he has three young children. He loved his wife dearly and misses her so much. The bank is foreclosing on his home and Michael is experiencing a considerable amount of stress. At just the right time, Mary Poppins (Emily Blunt) arrives on the wind.

It was magical and full of wonder. The animation was great. The music, singing and dancing were great. I thoroughly enjoyed. There were times in the theater I felt like applauding! It was magical and full of wonder. Everyone was costumed correctly, for a Mary Poppins film. Highly recommend.  🙂  

‘Tis the Season Book Tag ~

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas! Rissi has a fun tag on her blog. I enjoy tags, so, I thought I would join in the fun! This one is simply and festive. You can find her blog at ~


Jingle Bell on over and check out her fun blog?

Creator ~ Richard Denney

~Do you have a favorite winter read?

Thank-you for asking.  🙂  Yes, I do.


Seeking The Star by Traci Borum

~Find a book with blue on the cover.


A Christmas By the Sea by Melody Carlson

~Find a book you’d use as the star on a Christmas tree.

That’s a tough one. I’d use either A Christmas by the Sea by Melody Carlson or Seeking the Star by Traci Borum.

~Pick one fictional place that would be perfect for a winter vacation.


Mitford!  🙂 I would love to visit Mitford during winter or the holiday season.

~Pick one fictional character you’d take with you on your winter vacation.


Raleigh Harmon of the Raleigh Harmon Mysteries by Sibella Giorello!

Name one book on your wish list this year.

Royally In Trouble by Jenny B. Jones.  🙂

Favorite holiday drink, treat and movie.

Steamy, decadent, hot, dark chocolate. Yummy. There are so many holiday treats I like. Christmas cookies! And my favorite holiday movie is ~ It Happened On 5th Avenue (1947). I’ve watched it three or four times now and I love it every time. 

Ann Harding in the 1947 movie "It Happened on 5th Avenue"

Who do you tag?

Everyone! Enjoy!

Much Love ~


Classic Movie Friday!

All Mine To Give (1957) Glynis Johns and Cameron Mitchell.

All Mine To Give (1957)

Glynis Johns   Cameron Mitchell   Rex Thompson   Patty McCormack   Stephen Wooten

Tom Nolan   Yolanda White   Jon Provost

Robert and Jo Eunson emigrate from Scotland to Wisconsin during the 1850’s. Jo Eunson (Glynis Johns) is pregnant and the couple want their first child to be born in the America. The couple work hard and build a life for themselves in their new home. Robert (Cameron Mitchell) loves his wife dearly and the couple have a great marriage. One baby arrives right after another and the couple soon have six children! The children are loved and well cared for and are growing up in a lively home. Unfortunately tragedy strikes the family and their oldest son Robbie (Rex Thompson) must make some tough decisions for himself and his brothers and sisters.

This is a touching and sad Christmas film, but it is good and I recommend it for all ages.