Wednesday

Start at the Beginning and Follow the Yellow Brick Road

I grew up in a time in which cartoons were only aired on Saturday mornings. And certain movies were an annual event. I looked forward to when The Ten Commandments, Samson and Delilah, Gone With the Wind, and The Wizard of Oz came on t.v.

Gone With the Wind is my favorite. But The Wizard of Oz is a very close second. And not just because of the ruby red slippers.

When I was between the ages of roughly 6 - 8, my dad was stationed in Hawaii. For whatever reason, my mom, Coastie Bro., and I did not go with him. One night, after the Wizard of Oz aired, we talked to my dad on the phone. I vividly remember being so excited to tell him that I made it all the way through to the end of the movie. I wasn't too scared of the Wicked Witch and Flying Monkeys that year. It was a milestone for me.

Now, you can watch any of those movies anytime you want. It isn't a big extravaganza for it to be on t.v. anymore. One thing you can't do is see it in the theatre any ole time.

That's exactly what we did on Easter Sunday. My mom, Lamb, Bear, & I went to see The Wizard of Oz: the Musical.
When the tickets were purchased, we just did not think about it being Easter Sunday. It turned out to be a nice way to spend the day.
It was just as exciting to see it on stage as it was many years ago when it came on one of the broadcast channels.

And, yes, maybe it has *something* to do with the ruby red slippers.



13 comments:

Debbie said...

Great shoes! And what a perfect activity for your family for Easter.

littletoesandcheerios said...

Aw, I'm so glad you got to do this! And girl, you have got the best T-shirts...and shoes!

furiousBall said...

great, my little girl sees this, i see shopping in my future, she loves all things sparkly

rachelizabeth said...

That sounds like so much fun! Your t-shirts and shoes rock!

Jennie said...

This sounds like a perfect Easter activity. And DUDE, where did you get those hot shoes?

kris said...

how fun! what a cool memory...

forgetfulone said...

Sounds like a fabulously fun day, and I do remember when those movies were "events" to be cherished. GWTW was also my favorite! But you forgot The Sound of Music, another of my favorites, and South Pacific.

pam said...

What a fun way to celebrate.

Martha (FL) said...

Sounds like fun. I too remember those "annual" airings of the movies. Do you remember Cinderella with Leslie Anne Warren, or Peter Pan? The good old days! Love the shirts and love the shoes!

Jamie Dawn said...

That sounds like a great Easter day activity.
What fun!
There's no place like home... but a theater with your family and a great show isn't a bad place to be.

:-)

Lucy said...

so funny to read this! diane just sent me over and guess what? LAST NIGHT WE WATCHED THE WIZARD OF OZ after I told my husband how sad it is that owning it on dvd has taken the thrill away from seeing it each year on tv!
wow! I will follow ur blog d cause we think alike! haha

Kim said...

I so remember those movie events. We would get out a blanket, spread it on the floor in front of the TV, have a picnic dinner, popcorn or ice cream and watch those movies when they came on once a year. I too also remember finally making it through Wizard of Oz. I would love to see it on broadway but haven't yet. Maybe one day I'll get around to it.

I love the pictures and the red shoes. :)

Misty Dawn said...

I just love the experiences you give your children.

Now, between you and me... I've never seen the Wizard of Oz the whole way through *hiding in shame*