11/17/09

Afternoon Movie Watching With Dad

This week, I gave the sibling assignment to my brother and sister. IEG remembers watching Peter Pan here, and once RP comes back from the spiritual zone of ancient writers to focus on his blog posts, you will see his here.

The assignment is this: Think back to a movie you remember watching at our house in Kellogg, name the movie, what it was about, and what makes you remember watching it at the house.

I remember during a time growing up that one of the Spokane television stations, I am thinking it was KXLY, showed movies in the afternoon. One movie I remember watching more than once was "The Greatest Show on Earth".

This Academy Award winning movie is about the circus, and had a all star cast, including Betty Hutton, Dorothy Lamour, Charlton Heston and Jimmy Stewart. And more than once, I remember sitting there with my dad watching this movie. Me coming home after a day at Sunnyside School, and he from working all day at the Zinc Plant at the Bunker Hill Company.

And I always remembered the last line of the movie...

That's all, ladies and gentlemen, that's all. Come again to the greatest show on earth. Bring the children. Bring the old folks. You can shake the sawdust off your feet, but you can't shake it outta your heart. Come again, folks. The Greatest Show on Earth. Come again.

If you don't remember this movie, here is a trailer. It might jar your memory.



1 comment:

inlandempiregirl said...

Wow! I don't know where I was, but I have never seen this movie. Go figure! What I mostly remember from the afternoon movies was Tarzan.