20 October 2008

Recently Read and Watched

Eric and I watched Tea With Mussolini last night. I really liked it; he mostly liked it. He was disappointed that the tanks that rolled through Florence were actually American tanks (they were supposed to be German tanks, but Eric recognized that they were actually American tanks. Yes, my husband is a tank expert.)

The movie is about a bunch of old English ladies (and a couple of Americans) who live in Florence during the late thirties and early forties. Then the war starts, and they are stuck as prisoners in Italy and can't go back to England. It's based on a true story. Anyway, these women sort of raise a little boy, and the movie is about all of that. (Hello, was that the worst movie summary you've ever read? Yes? Too bad. Not fixing it.)

The point of this post is really- Doesn't that actress (Joan Plowright) look SO much like Grandma L.? As soon as she came on screen I said that to Eric, and he said, "I thought so too!" So you see, this lady would play Grandma L. if ever there were a movie in which Grandma L. was a character.

Eric thinks I shouldn't put up this picture of Grandma L., but this isn't his blog. So ha! I am putting it up because most of the people who read my blog (Oh, hello!) are not family members and do not know Grandma L. Anyway, don't you think they look alike?

Also, don't you think Grandma and Grandpa are so cute? They are. We want to be just like them when we are old. And we want our great grandkids to call us "Grandma and Grandpa Great." And I'll make cinnamon rolls and eclairs and other such yummy food. And Eric will sing songs and recite poems.

Also, we watched The Sting last week, and I loved it. Loved, loved, loved it. Liked it even better than Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

And this week we finished reading The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak. It was amazing. Go read Janssen's review, and then go read the book. It was an excellent read- great narrative, great characters, and so much more.


Janssen said...

I am so SO glad you liked the Book Thief. Otherwise, I would have had to question your judgment.

Megan said...

Yes! She has always looked so much like Grandma to me.

Erin said...

Wow! What a resemblance. I think a good thing to do before you die is find a double to play you in your bibliographic film... I'll put that on the to do list

jenn said...

Yes, yes, yes. They look like the same person! Are you sure Grandma L isn't secretly a movie star?

bubby69 said...

I think Eric looks like grandad so Sherry you know what Eric going to look like when he's old and wiser. And Grandma L is a spitting image wow amazing