Monday, November 30, 2009

Meet John Doe (1941)

Another Capra Great... Perfect for Christmas or anytime... All parts are presented on youtube at this time... Enjoy.

I remember the first time I saw this movie, it was the week my youngest baby girl, Rebecca was born...Back in 1993. What a sweet week in my life...

The movie? It was made in 1941.

Make sure and acquaint yourself and your young people with these old great movies...

The end of this movie will have you on the edge of the seat. Jesus Christ is mentioned in a most interesting, poignant and powerful way.....Beautiful.

Meet John Doe (1941)

If the youtube clip is not working see here for IMDb's clip:

So glad to see IMDb hosting these great movies in entirity!

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Monday, November 23, 2009

A Good Cup O'Coffee & Bing

It's that time of year once again...Time to count our many blessings and as always lift our country up in prayer. Many of us are scratching our heads thinking of our Thanksgiving menus...perhaps special but simple things to do for guests...

Here's one great reasonable find...

Looking for a good cup of coffee to serve guests? We recently found the Eight O'clock Coffee, Hazelnut flavor to be quite divine. I walked into the kitchen and said.... "Wowee..What do have here?" The "Hazelnut" fragrance as the coffee brewed was grand as it wafted through my kitchen...Haven't been that impressed with a flavored coffee in a while...

Check out their site for a coupon as well:

The price is right... At Target we found this flavored coffee for $3.49 a bag. That should make you smile. Our area store had this brand placed along the bottom shelf.

A Sweet, Fun Movie Suggestion for Your Family...

Here's a sweet video clip for you I would like to share from a recent movie we enjoyed as a family: It's Frank Capra's Here Comes the Groom with Bing Crosby & Jane Wyman. 1951. In the movie, there is a delightful scene where Jane Wyman makes an appearance as an imaginary tiny little lady on a spinning record album as Bing talks with her from his heart... Fascinating. I tried to find a clip of that particular scene, I couldn't locate it but did find this singing number:

Capra insisted that this musical number be filmed live.  In other words, Crosby and Wyman didn't pre-record the song and then lip-sync to it on camera, they sang it while the camera was rolling. You can hear the changes in their voices when they start cavorting around the room. A delightful number!

Capra for some reason decided he needed something more, so he threw in a grab bag of other elements. Before Crosby and his two adoptees fly back to the States, there's an extended operatic solo by the quite young and show-stopping Anna Maria Alberghetti. And when Crosby and the youthful pair finally get on the plane, they happen to sitting next to a group of USO entertainers, so of course there's a song, "Cristofo Columbo," which brings in fleeting contributions by Louis Armstrong, Frank Fontaine, Dorothy Lamour and Phil Harris.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Esther's Marmalade Cake & The Nelson Brothers, a Winning Combination.

A winning combination I do believe!

I think I discovered the recipe for the famous Orange Marmalade Cake made by Esther in the famous and most enjoyed.... Mitford Series by Jan Karon.

I hope you enjoy it... I have not tried it yet, but one day when I get the druthers...I may very well try this labor of love. : )

Esther's Marmalade Cake Recipe

And if you would like something to put a zip in your doo dah this rainy Sunday eve, this is darling...Enjoy.

"Fred Astaire once called this performance 'the greatest dance number ever filmed.'"

Don't forget to check out my other blog when you have time: I have a wonderful old movie posted there...You Can't Take it With You, directed by Frank Capra, one of our favorites. Enjoy, be blessed!