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The Outsiders

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When I was about 13, I saw this movie for the first time. What does that say about my age?? Is this movie really that old? No way! I digress. After seeing the movie, I read the book. I read that book to death. Literally. I had to throw it away and buy a new one. I watched the movie so many times, that to this day, I can still recite the dialogue! Isn't being a kid great??? Now my daughter had the opportunity to read this same novel. Not by choice. I am not sure she ever would have chosen it. It was a reading assignment. She was hooked immediately. I told her when she finished it, we would watch the movie. This mushroomed into a sleepover with three of her friends. Well that was fine. Why not share something with her friends.

I had received the DVD of THE OUTSIDERS a few years ago complete with a separate dvd for the bonus features. To me, this means I will have lots of fun! The movie itself was the director's cut. Scenes that were originally cut, and why …

Smiles Aren't Always Necessary

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I am novice, to say the least behind the camera. I have observed my sister over the years, who not only has an incredible knack, but she has taken courses and worked professionally. I took this one of my daughter on Easter Sunday. I am quite pleased with it. I have captured some wonderful smiles over the years, but sometimes smiles aren't always necessary.

Dinner and Entertainment

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Last night we had the missionaries over for dinner. I love feeding them. They spend every waking hour serving the Lord, so this is my chance to serve them. We had a turkey dinner. Homemade roles. Homemade gravy. The house smelled so good. It was like Thanksgiving. All that was missing was the Macy's parade! Dinner was going along smoothly when suddenly someone let some gas slip. Of course it was Ryan. Who else at that table would so freely let that happen? At first it was quiet, then the giggles began. One of the missionaries asked Ryan if he "fluffed". Now I know Ryan has no clue what that is, but they don't. So what does my little boy wonder say to that? "No! I farted!" Everyone erupted in laughter. It took a while to come back from that. We did finally recover and Ryan asked if he could "get down" which means "be excused." I told him he could despite that fact that all he ate was rolls and veggies. I guess I shou…