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Family Movie Night January 9, 2016

Filed under: Family,Films — Janet @ 6:45 pm

Friday night is dinner and family movie night.  Each week we have dinner and a film suitable for the whole family ranging in age from 5 to 80 plus.  Dinner is always good.  But sometimes we end up with a film that few, if any, family members really like.  That’s what happens when family members widely differ.  The teenagers wander off and disappear.  The 5 year old falls asleep.  The 6 year old reads an Archie comic in the dark.  The 4 adults wonder why they are there watching _______ when they would really want to be watching ________.

Recently we watched The Long Green Line.  Ever heard of it?  It’s about cross country running and a fabulous coach in Elmhurst Illinois.  Have you ever heard of Elmhurst??  Well I have but not for more than 50  years!  That’s where I went for my first real job interview upon completion of my Master’s Degree in Geography at Northwestern.  I’m not quite sure why I went – maybe more out of curiosity than anything else.  But I was ready to give it a shot if I got positive vibes.  No such thing – by the time I got there via the train to downtown Chicago and then another train to Elmhurst, I’m afraid that I was not feeling disposed to receive positive vibes if indeed there were any.  All the people  I met were very nice and courteous etc and Elmhurst was a nice looking town…..but a small suburb of Chicago was not for me at that point in my life.

The Long Green Line was inspirational.  A good choice for 3 of the 4 adults at least.

the long green line 2008





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