Really no words can do justice to this movie. Lots of emotions…..so I’ll leave you with my only advice…..GO.SEE.IT! One of the best movies I’ve ever seen. I can totally relate. Growing up a child of the south in the 60’s we always had “help”. They were like family members. The audience today were of many colors and I just wanted to go sit by one of my sistas and hold her hand and see if she felt the same way I did. Thankfully I never knew anyone who was like “Hilly”. Most everyone I knew was more like “Skeeter”. However, I just don’t know if I can ever eat chocolate pie again! (you have to see the movie to know what I’m talking about).
My mom really enjoyed herself. She wanted to eat at KFC (one of her favorites – not mine – but today was all about her) and afterwards we headed to the “picture show” as it was called in her day. She said it had been years since she’d been to the movies. The loud previews just about did her in until the movie started but once it did she settled down and was able to enjoy herself. When I picked her up at her assisted living cottage, she informed everyone she was going to lunch with her daughter and then to the movie….nothing like rubbing it in! Then when she got back I saw her in the dining room telling everyone about her adventure! I’m so glad I’m able to do things with and for her that bring her joy. I only hope that if I make it to 91 I’m able to get out and enjoy myself too!
On a different note, we just booked a little beach trip in October for a few days with daughter and her family. Then we are taking all the kids and grandkids to Calloway Gardens for Fantasy In Lights. We plan on going the weekend before Thanksgiving or the first week of December. We’ve never been and we decided that we’d do that for an early Christmas present for everyone. We’re hoping to stay at The Lodge & Spa. If anyone has been, we’d love to hear your experience or suggestions on things to do.