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 ~

100 Must Read Books: The Man's Essential Library | The Art of Manliness

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 ~



Classic Movie Friday!

Maureen O'Sullivan & Johnny Weissmuller in: “Tarzan and his Mate” (1934)

Tarzan and His Mate (1934)

Johnny Weissmuller   Maureen O’Sullivan   Neil Hamilton   Paul Cavanagh

Tarzan and His Mate is the first sequel to Tarzan, The Ape Man. Harry (Neil Hamilton) returns to Africa, leading a large expedition, to discover once again the location of the elephant graveyard for the ivory. Rude man! He’s also wanting to find Jane and convince her to return to England with him.  Harry brings his friend Martin (Paul Cavanagh) who just happens to be a cad. Of course, Tarzan doesn’t want the expedition to pilfer the burial grounds, nope, not at all.

In this film, Jane is without a doubt, a damsel in distress!  🙂  Jane has her own yell to alert Tarzan she is in danger. Tarzan wrestles wild animals to save Jane!  🙂  Tarzan needs to give Jane a knife and teach her how to use it!!! And! I should say, Tarzan and Jane’s relationship is probably the most unique romance I’ve ever heard of, in many ways!

There is one scene in the movie where Tarzan and Jane swim artistically underwater for a considerable amount of time. Impressive!

I didn’t think Tarzan and His Mate was as good as the first film, Tarzan, The Ape Man.

I’ve read the first book Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The book is a little different from the movie. While I was reading Tarzan of the Apes, I was completely captivated! It’s an incredible story, very difficult to put down. Loved it! The story begins with Tarzan’s parents boarding a ship sailing for Africa. Tarzan’s dad is on a mission for the Queen. There’s problems on the trip and his parents are marooned on the west coast of Africa! Tarzan is born in Africa. Tragedy strikes and Tarzan is left alone as a baby. A female ape, who has just lost her baby, takes Tarzan and cares for him and raises him as her own. The ending of the first book was horribly disappointing to me, although, I still thoroughly enjoyed the story. Highly recommend! 5 ***** stars!

I just finished reading, The Return of Tarzan! It picks up right where Tarzan the Ape Man leaves off. Tarzan and Jane experience many difficulties in this jungle adventure! Wowzer! A nefarious Russian. A ship wreck! Tarzan is grieving. Jane is confused. I read half the book straight through! This one has a good ending!  🙂

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Good morning Peoples!

I woke up at 6:00 this morning! The house is so quiet. I can hear the very faint sound of traffic somewhere in the distance, but, other than that, it is quiet here.  🙂

Yesterday we had lumberjacks in our yard, trimming our trees. I like the word lumberjack. It’s such a fun word, it just sounds good. I watched them work from inside our house and I could hear almost everything they said. They were so comical. There were three guys and one guy actually looked like a lumberjack. He had a long beard and resembled a man who would have just come out of the forest! The talk between those three guys was hilarious. They bantered back and forth. It was entertaining. One guy was quite the tree climber. We have a big maple tree in our front and backyard. Every so often the trees need to be trimmed. They got the job done.

Snoopy with a mustache and chopping firewood.

It’s a beautiful morning, so I am going outside to putter, that’s right, putter in our backyard.

Have a great day.

Much love ~