Have you seen the advertisements for this movie?????? I just love the story, it's one of my favorites & I have the complete Byers Choice collection (I'll post some pictures as soon as I put them out)! Well, we're going to go and see this on Saturday night, I CAN NOT WAIT !
To me this story is the epitome of Christmas and it reminds me of my dad, he loved this story too. He passed away May 17, 1993, he was only 47.
This is a picture of my dad when he graduated from Army Basic Training, Fort Gordon, Georgia Company B 2d Bn 1st Regiment.
And this is my Marine, USMC Boot Boot Camp graduation ~ Parris Island, South Carolina India Co. 3d Bn Plt 3083, 3 October 2008.
Don't they look alike????? Such handsome Military men :)
I'll be thinking about these two a lot over the next several weeks, my dad just loved the Holidays & everything about them, and yes he was a bit of a Scrooge too. I think that's what makes me love the movie even more!
Nikky was the apple of my dad's eye. He just loved her so much, and he was so excited after being the dad to three daughters and then a granddaughter to finally have another "man" in the family. He loved Billy too, it breaks my heart knowing that he never got to see him grow up and become a Marine & that Billy missed out on knowing his Papa.
When Billy left for Parris Island I gave him a penny that my dad said brought him luck, it was mounted and turned into a "pendant" he wore it until he passed away. It was given to me and I gave it to Billy. He put it on the day he came home from Boot and hasn't taken it off.
So when I'm at the movies Saturday night I'll be thankful for the dark theater beacuse I'll probaly cry a bit thinking about my dad & my boy so far away.
Well Hello, my name is Lynda and I’m 43 years old…I’ve been happily married 2x to the same man for let’s see all together 17 years. Yes that’s what I said 2x, I took a 2.5 year hiatus ~ we were young and silly. My hubby’s name is Billy; yes I have two of them. Big & Lil', we also have a daughter her name is Nikky, oh and can't forget Max & Bailey our four legged kids!
Our daughter Nikky is busy, busy, busy planning her wedding :) !!!!!
Our son is a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps ~ PDS Okinawa Japan.