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Give Me The Simple Life

Give Me The Simple Life

I’m just loving me some classic movies, let me tell you.  Can’t get enough of them!  Movies like Grapes of WrathIt’s a Wonderful LIfe, I’ll Be Seeing You, The Little Princess, Holiday Inn, and so many more.  The best part?  They are slow moving so I can knit (which involves some counting) while I watch them and not miss a thing.  Of course, I’ve seem them all so many times that I could probably quote them word-for-word with my eyes closed.

In so many of the movies made between 1940-1965, the theme is simple living.  Now they may not make a point of saying so (unlike the clip from Wake Up and Dream) but the message is clear: focus on the family, appreciate what you have, be kind and accepting to those around you, be hard working and have good values.

Oh, I could just loll about in those Technicolor dreamlands!  While living in Washington state, I enjoyed checking the classics out of the library.  The movies certainly helped to pass long gray rainy days while Josh was deployed.

What are your favorites?  Which classics best represent the life you want or the life you have?

  • Robin - Hey Miss Lacy! :mrgreen: We LOVE old movies! They are our favorites, hands down. I haven’t seen a current show in a really really long time now. (and don’t want to)

    Ummmm, favorites?

    Meet Me In St. Louis

    Little Women (1930’s and 1940’s versions)

    Easter Parade

    To Sir With Love

    Patch of Blue (most things with Sydney Poitier)

    Roman Holiday


    The Nunn Story (most things with Audrey Hepburn)

    Ahhhhh, there are just too many to mention. 😆 What a good problem to have. :mrgreen: We just plain ole’ love old movies.

    The classic that best represents the life I want? Hmmm *think think* Probably the 1973 Charlotte’s Web! Really! Such a simple life is shown in it. I have watched that movie more than any other! 😀

    Have a wonderful day, Lacy!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Marlene - Dear Lacy,
    I am with you there. It is so easy to get off track and not even realize it. Watching those movies are great. I am a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers fan. I also like all of Audrey Hepburns movies. I cannot and won’t watch animal movies. Hurts to much. You have a great day Lacy as you derserve it. lol Love AlwaysReplyCancel

  • Fishing Guy - Lacy: I am watching “Old Yeller” (just finished)and “Savage Sam” and have really enjoyed the two movies. I watch a little before bed each night and have enjoyed the time spent. you can watch a part and catch right on when you come back.ReplyCancel

  • Laurie - I’m all for the simple life. I do appreciate the values that were portrayed in movies and television back in the day but I’ve never been extremely fond of watching “old” movies. I do, however, love watching “The Walton’s.” Does that count?

    It sure does! I’m with you on classic television! I adore the Patty Duke Show, I Love Lucy, Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, I Love Lassie, and all the oldies but goodies. Have you ever been to Walton Mountain? You would LOVE it! -L.C.ReplyCancel

  • Paula - One of my all time favorites is “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers”. My sister and I plugged it in and watched it together this summer. The kids got a big kick out of it too.
    We recently re-watched “Paper Moon” and now have it on my list of wants.
    I also love the old “Heidi”, “Secret Garden” and “The Sound of Music”.
    Of course, at Christmas time I love the original “Christmas Carol” and “It’s a Wonderful Life”.
    Yep, their all great knitting movies!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - I am thinking my life isn’t simple enough as I have not been sitting down to watch any movies. Our kids rebel against the old movies because they don’t like musicals. Who raised those misfits;-).ReplyCancel

  • YDavis - We don’t really watch a lot of old movies or even movies. But I do love the TV movie: Anne of Green Gables. I could sit there and watch episode after episode. I would love to have that kind of simple life.ReplyCancel

  • Meadowlark - All time favorite: Auntie Mame. Oh, to have had a “madcap aunt”. 🙂

    Anything musical, and yes on the old tv shows (life of Riley, I married Joan, etc etc.)

    It’s nice to watch movies with my kids (20’s) and not have to worry about sex and violence.


  • Eggplant Parmesan (SUPER EASY) : Razor Family Farms - […] ever a favorite!  And is it ever a naughty little classic.  If you hadn’t guessed by the Give Me The Simple Life post… I’m very into the classics.  Very.  I’m also married to the King of […]ReplyCancel

  • Valarie Lea - The Little Princess with Shirley Temple is one of my favorite movies!ReplyCancel

  • Barb - (I tried last nite twice…see if it works today).
    I really liked The Real McCoys! And the Waltons…both are kind of like our life! 🙂
    There are so many good simple life movies, shows….all in the past! I think the world has lost touch and the Cinema Industry isn’t putting as much out there as reminders….
    I know a lot of people who think they’d like to have the simple life and I’d like to believe that, but as you know…it is not really SIMPLE! It is tons and tons of work…and so well worth it in family values, in pride and respect…but not so in the pocketbook for those who still “need” material things.
    Hope your day is wonderful, Lacy!

  • CC - Don’t kill me. I’ve never really like old movies. Unless you can count Sound of Music. I heart that one! But it’s not that old….. Since it’s in color. And has sound.ReplyCancel

  • CrossView - The Walton’s! I didn’t like it when I was younger. But now, we can’t get enough of it. And I love the all the kids (and my husband) like it, too!ReplyCancel

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