20 March, 2009

Steel Magnolias

I love the movie "Steel Magnolias". It was shown in 1989 when I was just * * years old. I didn't watch it in a movie house because I still live in the province at that time. We just rent betamax tapes then.

The cast includes Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Darryl Hannah, Julia Roberts. 
Revolving around Truvy's Beauty Parlor in a small parish in modern-day Louisiana, STEEL MAGNOLIAS is the story of a close-knit circle of friends whose lives come together there. As the picture opens, we find Drum Eatenton shooting birds in the trees of his back yard in preparation for his daughter's wedding reception that afternoon. Shortly thereafter, M'Lynn and Shelby (Drum's wife and daughter) depart for Truvy's to get their hair done for the wedding. "Just the sweetest thing," Annelle Depuy Desoto (who may or may not be married because her marriage may not be legal) is introduced to Truvy's customers as her new "glamour technician." While in the chairs, the sour-tempered Ouiser Boudreaux shows up and entertains the assemblage with her barbs. It seems that the only one of the group who truly understands Ouiser is Clairee who is recently widowed and looking for a diversion. As she says, later in the picture, "If you can't find anything good to say about anybody, come sit by me." Filled with humor and heartbreak, these "Steel Magnolias" make us laugh and cry as the realities of their lives in tiny Chiquapin Parish unfolds.

Haven't seen this movie yet? You're missing half of your life. Why don't you go to the nearest video rental store near you and borrow one.

credit: Internet Movie Database

18 March, 2009

coffee addict

Yes, I admit it. No need for a lie detector test. I am an addict - - to coffee that is.

My dad can consume a cup of very-black-no-sweetener coffee every hour of every day. I wonder if it's hereditary - - being a coffee addict?

Too much caffeine doesn't make me feel well though. In excess of 3-4 cups of coffee a day, I can't breath well anymore.

They say that coffee is the number one source of antioxidant according to a number of studies. Antioxidants have been linked to a number of health benefits, according protection against heart disease and cancer.

So, what are you waiting for? Drink at least one cup a day, for a better health and a better life.

01 March, 2009

No Love like a Mother's Love

There is no love, like a mother's love,

no stronger bond on earth...

like the precious bond that comes from God,

to a mother, when she gives birth.

A mother's love is forever strong,

never changing for all time...

and when her children need her most,

a mother's love will shine.

God bless these special mothers,

God bless them every one...

for all the tears and heartache,

and for the special work they've done.

When her days on earth are over,

a mother's love lives on...

through many generations,

with God's blessings on each one.

Be thankful for our mothers,

for they love with a higher love...

from the power God has given,

and the strength from up above.

SOURCE: Jill Lemming
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