another of mom’s favorite movies

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir is charming and sweet …

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In addition to The Adventures of Robin Hood and The African Queen (movie magic sometimes strikes), another movie that is a sure hit with my mother is The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947) starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. Mom normally is not a ghost movie fan, but this one is humorous and romantic and she is happy to make an exception. We watched it again last night and found it as entertaining as ever.  Continue reading “another of mom’s favorite movies”

movie magic sometimes strikes

Hitting on the right movie is a challenge but sometimes we get lucky …

film-596519_1280My mother is no longer able to follow complex or fast-paced movies, which is not surprising given that she is 89. Her short-term memory is problematic; she tends to do better with long-term memories. Yet, while old movies and TV shows are easier for her to follow, sometimes she still has difficulty following the story and loses track of the characters. At least with old movies, the pacing is slower (as is the flow of text in closed captioning) and the plots are a little more familiar. She also remembers some of the old actors and actresses that she watched when she was younger.   Continue reading “movie magic sometimes strikes”