I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job: a flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one ton truck refused to start.
While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked up the front walk, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands.
When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation.. His face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.
Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do earlier.
‘Oh, that’s my trouble tree,’ he replied 'I know I can’t help having troubles on the job, but one thing’s for sure, those troubles don’t belong in the house with my wife and the children.. So I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again.’ 'Funny thing is,’ he smiled,’ when I come out in the morning to pick 'em up, there aren’t nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.
THIS ONE IS WORTH SENDING ON.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance. We all need a Tree!
George Lamons, 1939 in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
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Old houses always fascinate me. I wonder what stories they could tell us. I imagine the happy and sad times that took place within their walls. But porch swings always speak to me of happy, care-free times from my own childhood. Just looking at this old picture brings back so many memories for me - how about you?
Just love a floral baby girl room 🥰
Best Shrimp and grits EVER.
Brown bacon and kielbasa, Set aside.
Slowly BrownHalf a cup of flour for roux.
Saute onions until translucent. Add shrimp and garlic. Add a dash of cayenne. Tblsp of parsley. Dash of thyme. Salt and cracked pepper. Remove shrimp when almost done. Add sherry and chicken stock , splash of lemon juice to roux. Cook til bubbly. Add tablespoon of #lowcountryproduce pepper relish (order at Low Country Produce in Beaufort on Caterer street. Add shrimp back in and bring back to bubbly then rurn off heat.
The grits I used were old fashioned long cooking fresh grits from a Grist Mill in the country of South Carolina. Follow directions until done then add a chunk of butter, a splaskk of heavy cream and a little cheese.
Some Like It Hot” is listed #1 as AFI’s Greatest American Comedy Film of All-Time. After witnessing a crime, two male instrumentalists, Joe and Jerry, need to flee town and the only way to do that is by hitching a ride and traveling incognito with an all-women band. The two men need to keep up the charade but with the beautiful Marilyn Monroe as the lead singer Sugar, it’s hard to keep their feelings at bay. Joe takes on another disguise and wins over Sugar’s heart but she believes he is a millionaire. The film is hilarious and definitely something you should check out. It’s one of my favorite Marilyn Monroe movies.
I recently watched this movie with the hopes of finding a classic film and was shocked to find it was a Marilyn Monroe movie. I love when things like that happen. The story follows the “Donahue Family,” a show business family whose act may change over time but their love for show business never does. Marilyn Monroe enters as Vicky, the woman who wins over the son’s heart but breaks up the Donahue act in the process.
Co-starring with stars like Bette Davis, the young Marilyn Monroe gets a shot of theater in this film. Eve Harrington, played by Anne Baxter, appears as a fan of aged Davis’ character Margo but slowly steals her fame away. Monroe enters as the young Miss Casswell, fresh to the field and nervous of never living up to the legacies of those around her. The movie is a classic and addresses touchy issues like aging and the toll that takes on your career, your passion.
Marilyn Monroe is known for her role in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” Alongside Jane Russell, the two women travel to Paris to work as singers. They are followed by a private detective hired by Monroe’s fiancé’s dad, wary that his son’s girl is no good. If you want to find out what will happen then you should check this movie out for yourself!
“The Prince and the Showgirl” is one of Monroe’s later films. She stars as the showgirl who falls in love with a prince-regent. I first became aware of this film through the 2011 movie “My Week with Marilyn,” which tells the story of Colin Clark, a man who met and had a love affair with Marilyn. Both are great films that you should check out soon
Another one of Monroe’s more famous films, “How to Marry a Millionaire” is worth a watch. Three women want to marry rich and in their search for millionaires, they stumble into true love. The dialogue is sharp and witty. In one scene Loco says, “You don’t think he’s a little old?” Schatze replies, “Wealthy men are never old.”
Full Movie … on YouTube
A romantic comedy, “The Seven Year Itch” is based on a play by George Axelrod. If you’ve ever seen the picture of Marilyn Monroe standing above a subway grate in a white dress, then you’ve seen a second of this story. This iconic image stems from the fabulous movie about a so far faithful husband who gets spellbound by the beautiful Monroe and threatens to break that fidelity.
Voted #6 on the Greatest Female Actress List of all time by the American Film Institute (AFI), it’s no wonder why I love Marilyn Monroe movies so much. She’s an icon. If you haven’t seen any Marilyn Monroe movies then you should definitely check out these picks. If you’ve already seen this list, then it’s the perfect opportunity to watch them again!
Marilyn Monroe is a legend in film history for a reason. Her work is brilliant. What is your favorite? Marilyn Monroe movie?
living in the south is so funny bc we don’t have sex ed but they DO give us a presentation called “iChoose” about abstinence and it’s themed like apple products bc that’s hip w the kids