in the last few days . . .
I’ve gone from the above . . .
no. that’s not me. of course. although she does have my hair.
only my hair is a rich silver. of course.
what the heck do the words “of course” REALLY mean?
the more you use them the less they make any sense.
her persona of sheer happiness is pretty much me.
and her choice of wardrobe.
and then i read the news.
some things i read affect me deeply.
and so . . .
you were subjected to my . . .
thank you to all of you who responded.
intelligently. and even wisely. and compassionately.
it is important to remember. and to work toward.
we will return to simply living this life
today. as best we can.
so i’ll share with you some more of what i did
over last weekend. TA DA !
besides the hot fudge sundae …
and the summer dreams i shared
on last sunday’s post.
there’s just no end to my debauchery.
hello haley mills!
long time no see.
except. i did see you. just this past weekend.
i needed a little lift.
. . . that luscious hot fudge sundae with nuts . . .
i treated myself
to . . .
one of my all time favorite movies!
but first . . .
now i know.
there are at least two MALE peanut readers.
there’s rummy (ramanas musings) in exotic and beautiful india.
and there’s the captain ( manatee fritters) in exotic and beautiful key west.
and i hope i can add ( key west bobby b ) to the esteemed list now too.
even at least occasionally. because
he’s busy making vacation dreams come real for people.
so . . .
maybe . . . that makes THREE right there!
your websites are wonderful. you’re all in my sidebar.
your comments give a different slant on things.
i’m very grateful and always amazed that you stop by.
you are special to me.
and if there are any others . . . guys i mean . . .
well. all i can say is.
you certainly keep yourselves to yourselves.
i adore men!
good men that is. even totally silent ones.
we here at the peanut never quibble about happy followers.
we aim to please
all age groups. all sexes. and even all species. LOL.
that’s certainly NOT the royal ‘we’ by the way.
it’s more like my muses . . .
charlie brown. linus. snoopy. pooh. rabbit. tigger. owl. and piglet.
oh yes. eyeore.
i forgot eyeore.
you know. a team.
the reason i even bring it up . . .
let’s face it.
there are just some posts that are bound to bore you
if you ever cried.
which. you probably don’t.
not that much anyway.
not that i mind a man who can tear up.
you should always feel you can show and feel
it takes NOTHING away from your strength.
i find it very endearing actually.
i think most women do.
man. it just sneaks up on me.
this post will no doubt bore the men to tears.
this post is going to be about a movie
that i loved when i was a mere girl.
haley and i are almost the exact same age.
only i’m a little older than she is.
she is 66 now.
and her birthday is coming up in early april.
then we’re the same age til mid june.
just a little trivia there.
and we girls here at the peanut
are going to celebrate
THE PARENT TRAP!
i won’t be offended if you guys want to tune out.
you never know though. you might just like it!
NO NO NO.
NOT this one.
because they’re so young . . .
island dreamin’ julia
and tracy and elizabeth and leslie
and other young peanut readers
probably think of this one when they think ‘ parent trap ‘
and it was not a bad little film actually.
i rather enjoyed it.
i usually adore anything that shows off my favorite city
london . . . and it did that beautifully.
it didn’t have the ‘realness’ the first one did.
it had the tragically fated liam neeson’s wife in it.
natasha richardson. a redgrave girl.
talk about acting pedigree.
and i usually like dennis quaid alright.
and then there’s poor old lindsay lohan.
recently in trouble again i think.
i wish she could go back to that age and start over
and not blow her life away.
when i say PARENT TRAP . . .
i mean the one and only . . .
they meet at camp. over the milk.
you look like me!
no. you look like me!
who are you??? !!!
well. they find out.
they’re twin sisters of course.
separated when babies ~ during the divorce.
one given to the mom. the other to the dad.
“his and hers. kinda like bathroom towels”
says one of them later to her mother.
after each pretends to be the other
and meets the parent they’ve never known . . .
they decide to get their
warring parents back together.
spying on the dad’s new “too young for him” fiancé.
good grief charlie brown.
could they have possibly picked an uglier wig for her?
they look more like children of the corn!
haley had long hair in real life.
the characters had short hair.
they had to look alike and one already had short hair.
so. the other twin had to CUT hers.
that . . .
sorry . . .
just looks fake.
but don’t let me spoil it for you.
i’ve never noticed just how bad it is til now. LOL!
in the movie you don’t even notice it!
soon mom (the beautiful maureen o’hara)
is also spying on poor unsuspecting dad and his gold digging
lord. there’s that dang wig again.
i’m sorry haley.
i would have re-written my contract.
but i do so LOVE this great little movie !!!
so. last complaint about the corn children hair.
they go on a camping trip with the TYFH fiancé
who’s really a gold – digger.
and she becomes
you know when you ‘scuttle’ a boat?
they ‘scuttled’ the fiancé
island dreamin’ julia . . . leslie . . .
you have GOTTA rent this old classic movie!
i hope you’ve seen it.
if you haven’t. hot foot it girls!
boat. scuttle. . . . nautical . . .
made me think of julia dreaming of her boat
and leslie . . . already living on one.
digression dies hard.
back to the movie.
poor old dad. (the handsome brian keith)
always the last to know apparently.
he’s been dunked in the swimming pool.
so he’s not only clueless. he’s all wet!
and he doesn’t know which is which.
but he DOES finally
notice how beautiful and fun his ex wife is.
a tender moment in the kitchen of his
magnificent california ranch house.
almost worth watching the movie right there.
and . . . . .
i know you know
how it’s all gonna end.
because most of these kinds of movies had
happy endings in those days.
they were good for the soul.
something it doesn’t hurt us to have
even these days.
and especially nice
for a long saturday afternoon.
with popcorn of course!
but of course!
he’s happier than he looks.
earlier she had hit him in the eye.
looks like it might still hurt.
just a bit.
but i promise you.
if you rent
or maybe like me and you own it ~
or even if you watch it on your computer
by way of netflix or hula or whatever
it is a lovely little gem to watch
with your children or grandchildren.
( yayy nana ! )
or even like me . . .
to just enjoy all by yourself.
and now . . .
here’s miss haley these days.
isn’t it nice that she hasn’t bleached her teeth
or turned her face into a wrinkle free
expressionless mask ?
hollywood could learn a thing or two
about real beauty.
she lives happily with a nice younger man
she has a home in new york city and in london
and she has weird taste in torturous shoes.
little pollyanna all grown up.
thanks for the great saturday afternoon haley.
you’re lookin’ good!
hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane with me.
pass more popcorn please!
til soon old bean.