Classic Movie Friday!

Maureen O'Sullivan here in TARZAN ESCAPES ('36)

Tarzan Escapes (1936)

Maureen O’Sullivan   Johnny Weissmuller   Benita Hume   William Henry

Herbert Henry Rawlins   Darby Jones   Herbert Mundin   John Buckler

Jane’s relatives, Rita Parker (Benita Hume) and Eric Parker (William Henry), have arrived in Africa and are taking part in an expedition to locate Jane (Maureen O’Sullivan). Rita and Eric need Jane to return to England to sign legal papers so they can have a part in an inheritance. Captain Fry (John Buckler) has other plans. He intends to capture Tarzan (Johnny Weissmuller) and put him on display as the great white ape!

Seriously!!! Tarzan is not a great white ape!!! Upon my word!!! Take a gander at the above photo of Tarzan and Jane. Does Tarzan look like a great white ape??? No! He does not. Captain Fry has a lot of nerve.  🙂

And! To add insult to injury Captain Fry needs safe passage through a rival tribe’s territory, so, he plans to give Jane and her cousin Rita to this not nice tribe. Tarzan won’t like that at all. Not one bit!

A whole lotta jungle adventure in this film ~ with romance.  🙂



Ramblings And What Not ~

Hello Peoples! I have exciting news! *ahem*  I’m going to participate in a 30 Day Writing Challenge beginning September 1st! I’m going to write, on my blog, every day in September! Jamie at ~   inspired me. She’s been participating in a 30 Day Writing Challenge for the month of August and yes, I’ve been inspired. Her writings have been very nice. I’ve enjoyed reading them. If you haven’t met Jamie, skip on over to her blog and meet her. So! Come visit me at the cottage everyday in September and read what I have to say.  🙂

The perfect afternoon.

Your favorites, at the cottage, in August ~

August 13, 2019 ~Top Ten Tuesday

August 23, 2019 ~ Classic Movie Friday, Night Train To Munich

August 25, 2019 ~ What a funny morning!

Favorite Book In September ~


The Vanished Bride by Bella Ellis

A Bronte Sisters Mystery 

Most Captivating Story In August ~

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Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs

And! Favorite Word ~


Much love ~


What a funny morning!

Rick and I woke to a new day. An interesting day! Nothing seemed to go right. We tried to go to church. That didn’t work, so, we went to the Japanese Gardens. Just click on the photos to make them bigger.  🙂

It was raining. Rick wore his rain jacket and we had our colorful bumbershoot!

I decided to try and get creative with the photography *haha* and I snapped a photo of our colorful bumbershoot on the sidewalk.

It was chilly and we decided to find a coffee shop for a hot drink.

We drove all over town trying to find a coffee shop that was open. None of them seemed to be open before 10:00 on Sunday mornings. We finally went to the bakery. Rick had a hot coffee and I had hot chocolate. One of my bakery friends loaned me a book to read. It’s a suspense and she said, she loved it. I’m looking forward to reading it.  🙂  Have a great day! When your morning is topsy turvy, just enjoy it!

Much Love ~



Classic Movie Friday!

Night Train to Munich

Night Train To Munich (1940)

Margaret Lockwood   Rex Harrison   Paul Henreid

Basil Radford   Naunton Wayne   James Harcourt

Oh yes! One of my favorites! Cloak and dagger! Dr. Bomasch (James Harcourt), a scientist, must flee to England when Prague is invaded by the Nazis. However, his daughter Anna, (Margaret Lockwood) is captured, arrested and send to a concentration camp. Miserable and missing her beloved father, miraculously she escapes and finds her way to England. After Anna and her father are reunited, they are kidnapped by the Gestapo! Dickie Randall (Rex Harrison), a British spy, has other ideas. He’s determined to locate the scientist and his daughter, snatch them from the Nazis, bringing them to safety.

The ending of this movie was so good. It was quite a chase. I was practically sitting on the edge of my seat, wanting the movie to hurry along, yet not wanting to miss one fraction of a second in this thrilling, fast-paced ride to escape the Gestapo.


Hello Peoples! It’s a great day!

Rick and I purchased new bookshelves! YAY! Rick put it together and I have been arranging books on said bookcase for a few days now. As such, I decided to giveaway a few books I have read. All you need to do is leave a comment below telling me which book you would like. If there is more than one person wanting the same book, we’ll have a drawing for that book. If you do win a book, I will need to contact you and get your mailing address from you. Because postage is expensive, this is for the U.S.A only. And! Please make sure you are following my blog.  🙂  I’ll also include a bookmark with each book. This offer ends on Friday, August 23, 2019. Thanks so much.


Books To Give Away ~ 

Thirteen Chocolates by Agatha Chocolats

Border Son by Samuel Parker

The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson

Four Weddings And A Kiss by Margaret Brownley, Debra Clopton, Mary Connealy and Robin Lee Hatcher

The Secret Life of Sarah Hollenbeck by Bethany Turner

Venetia by Georgette Heyer

Much Love ~


Classic Movie Friday!

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Forbidden Planet (1956)

Walter Pidgeon   Anne Francis   Leslie Nielson   Warren Stevens

Jack Kelly   Richard Anderson   Earl Holliman

Rick enjoys these classic sci-fi movies. These films are not my favorites. However, Forbidden Planet isn’t bad. In this classic “B” film, a starship crew set out for Altair IV to investigate why the planet is so silent. Decades earlier a group of scientists traveled to Altair IV and have not been heard from since they arrived on the alien world. Now Commander John Adams (Leslie Nielson) and his crew have traveled to this alien planet to learn the fate of the scientists on Altair IV. Upon their arrival they discover Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon) and his daughter Altaira (Anne Francis) are the only two survivors. Altaira was born on Altair IV. The planet has a mystery and the crew of the starship are determined to solve the mystery of Altair IV.

This is the movie that introduced Robbie the Robot!  🙂

Have you seen Forbidden Planet? Have you heard of Robbie the Robot?


Top Ten Tuesday!

Hello Peoples! Wowzer! I haven’t participated in a Top Ten Tuesday in a long time! So, here I am. I decided to jump on in and list my best besties *haha* I’m listing my besties from books or series I’ve started reading or read this year (2019). So, here it is ~ Book Characters I’d Love to Be Besties With. Go take a gander, The Artsy Reader Girl has the Top Ten Tuesday list!  🙂 These are listed in no particular order.


Lulu, Leah and Crowley from Lulu’s Cafe by T. I. Lowe!   🙂  


Chloe St. John and Hank from Called to Protect by Lynette Eason!


Kitty Hawk from The Kitty Hawk Series by Iain Reading!


Charley the taco stand owner from the Hope Harbor Series by Irene Hannon!  🙂  


Everly Swan from the Seaside Cafe Mysteries by Bree Baker!


Jessica Fletcher and her friends from the Murder She Wrote Mysteries by Jessica Fletcher and Donald Bain.


Minnie, Rafe and Eddie in the Bookmobile Cat Mysteries by Laurie Cass!

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Bess Crawford in the Bess Crawford Mysteries by Charles Todd!

Happy Reading!

Much love ~