Saturday, October 24, 2009

Lana Turner & Bob Hope: Priceless!

This video of Lana Turner, performing with Bob Hope on his show, is simply wonderful!! Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Oops . . .

I didn't realize that I had slacked off the blog for ten days! I apologize. ;)

Lately I haven't stumbled across any noteworthy vintage to spark my blogging fancy. Maybe I just need some inspiration.

Here are some lovely photos I had sitting on my hard drive. Enjoy!

Linda Darnell:
Miss Darnell was such a beautiful actress! I'm really loving her hairstyle in this picture. I'm wondering if it would be hard to recreate?

Joan Leslie:
Miss Leslie was very much "the girl next door" in many of her movies. She is still alive and will sign autographs. I encourage you to write to her here.

Ann Miller:
She was such a fabulous dancer! I love watching her. She dances with passion, yet makes it look effortless. And her swimsuit is adorable!!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Now I Belong to Jesus

I love hymns. They are so rich! They are "deeper" than many of today's worship songs. Don't get me wrong, there are tons of modern worship songs that I love, but there is something about a hymn. It's as if there is more of a reverence to God written into it.

Anyways, we usually have one hymn in our Sunday worship. I'm always checking to see if there is a copyright to tell me when the hymn was written. It's rare to find a copyright, since most of the songs are public domain. If you do find a date, it's usually from the 1800's through the 1920's. But today's hymn, "Now I Belong to Jesus", was written by Norman J. Clayton and copyrighted 1943. This made me excited! I don't know of any other hymns that are dated during the war. Here are the lyrics:

    Jesus, my Lord will love me forever,
    From Him no pow'r of evil can sever,
    He gave His life to ransom my soul;
    Now I belong to Him;

      Now I belong to Jesus,
      Jesus belongs to me,
      Not for the years of time alone,
      But for eternity.

    Once I was lost in sin's degradation,
    Jesus came down to bring me salvation,
    Lifted me up from sorrow and shame,
    Now I belong to Him;

      Now I belong to Jesus,
      Jesus belongs to me,
      Not for the years of time alone,
      But for eternity.

    Joy floods my soul for Jesus has saved me,
    Freed me from sin that long had enslaved me
    His precious blood, He came to redeem,
    Now I belong to Him;

      Now I belong to Jesus,
      Jesus belongs to me,
      Not for the years of time alone,
      But for eternity.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Movie: Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Yesterday was my Dad's birthday. He is very into WWII, and part of the reason I love the 1940's.
I bought him a couple war movies, one being Battle of the Bulge starring Henry Fonda. Some war movies are completely fictitious, and others are very pro-American propaganda (usually ones made during the war). However, I found Battle of the Bulge to be informative, eye opening, and accurate (something my Dad confirmed). I'm not as familiar with the European side of the war as I am with the Pacific Theatre. I was shocked to find out that America had NO CLUE about the attack the German's were planning, and that we nearly lost the Battle of the Bulge.

I feel it is very, very important to watch realistic movies about WWII or read accounts of the men who fought. We need to understand the depth of that war. We need to understand why the homefront was saving scrap metal, rationing, carpooling, and planting victory gardens. Every time I watch an old movie about the war, I am shocked at what our soldiers endured and sacrificed. I ache when I think of what they had to process when they got home, and the memories they had to live with for the rest of their lives.

If you see a veteran, please do not hesitate to walk up to them and say "Thank you. I appreciate your sacrifice." They gave more than we will ever know.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Vintage Pyrex

Today I decided that I would choose a vintage Pyrex pattern, and start collecting pieces for my hope chest. I headed over to PyrexLove and chose Snowflake Blue (also known as Snowflake Garland) from the vintage patterns guide. I like the vintage feel of Snowflake Blue, but it will also be easy to mix in other patterns with blue in it — such as Eyes, Foulard, and Starburst — as well as solid pieces. Pyrex has such a glamourous 50's housewife feel to it! What better way to add some vintage to your kitchen? My wonderful Mom is letting me pick out a piece for her to give me as a Christmas present. She's great. :)