Friday, September 3, 2010

Remembering the Movies...

That’s right, it is Flashback Friday time. Linda over at Mocha with Linda has the prompt listed, after you write about your memories remember to link back up so we can all enjoy them. It is a great way to meet new people and make some wonderful friends.

This week we are remembering movies that were popular as we were growing up, and our memories about watching them.

I must of really been deprived, lol. I do not remember ever going to the show with my family growing up.

I remember I was allowed to go one time with friends, two of them were cousins, and we watched Billy Jack. I think it was around 1971 or 72. During that time in my life I was very influenced by Viet Nam and what was going on in the world around us. Here is a clip from the show and the theme song One Tin Soldier.

Then the only other one I remember was in like 1977 after I had graduated we went and seen You Light Up My Life. Loved that show, still have the album soundtrack. Remember those? Here is a clip from the movie.

Didi Conn played in the movie but she did not actually sing it. Kacey Cisyk sang it. They were even lip singing back then. Then Debby Boone sang it and it really became popular.

I usually always waited until the movies were out on VHS or TV. I have been to the show more since I have married Stan than I had been my entire life. It is actually a little on the sad side, I have never seen Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz and the list goes on and on. Just wasn’t something we did.

until next time… nel


  1. The song One Tin Soldier makes me think of Jr. High and a girl we knew sang it in a school Talent Show. She had a beautiful clear voice and was haunting.

    Hope you enjoy your long weekend!

  2. Oh my, you HAVE to see Mary Poppins! It's wonderful.

    I had not realized until I was looking up You Light Up My Life for the dating post that Debbie Boone wasn't on the original soundtrack.

  3. Stopping by from Flashback Friday. Don't feel too bad, I haven't seen some of the popular classic movies either! I guess we are in the minority.

  4. I know that I saw Alice and the Wonderland at a friend's house when I was growing up--but I recently checked it out of the library and was massively disappointed. Sometimes those "ones that everyone has seen" aren't all that great, I guess.

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