Monday, November 27, 2006


We had a good, but crowded, Thanksgiving. Most of my parents' clan were in at one time or another. All of my own crew were there. Makes for lots of "togetherness." Happy times, that will be remembered fondly.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Eric Blore

I got my wife a complete set of the Lone Wolf movies as a present. He is a reformed jewel thief who is now on the side of the law (although not above cutting corners). In some of them, his butler is played by Eric Blore, whom some of you may remember as the mush-mouthed Sir Wimbley on Fancy Pants. He has some great parts as Jamison, the butler, opposite both Warren William and Gerald Mohr (Philip Marlowe of radio fame). He was a wonderful character actor.

More HERE about Eric Blore.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Pilgrims Rest Church, Arkoma, Oklahoma

I attended the annual meeting of Pilgrims' Rest church at Arkoma this past Saturday. Elder James preached very ably. His text Saturday night was, "If God be for us, who can be against us?" It was powerful and encouraging preaching. We had a very warm communion service Saturday afternoon. Elder Cal Kennedy moderated with his usual endearing, folksy manner. That is a fine group of saints there.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Singing Cowboy Movies

So, do you like singing cowboy movies? I must admit that I do. While I would not want a steady diet of them, they bring back a lot of good memories to me of a time that was simpler and less cluttered. Good times.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

The Road to Rio and Monsieur Beaucaire

My two favorite all-time Bob Hope movies are Road to Rio and Monsieur Beaucaire. No matter how many times I have seen the last scene in Rio where Hope and Crosby dance and Hope is in that Carmen Miranda get-up, I still laugh. And in Beaucaire, where Hope comes dashing across the rocks in the stream, trying to imitate the Duc de Chandre, only to fall in, that is a side-splitter. And then when the Duke finally shows up and their caretaker, played by Cecil Kellaway, starts to carry on about how the Duke could do this to him, Hope rolls his eyes at de Chandre, and quips, "He's been such a trial."