Sunday, July 18, 2010
Happy Birthday, Mumzie!
Today is my mum's birthday! I simply couldn't let is pass without writing how positively Wowzie Kazam she is!
She is THE complete reason I ever started watching classic movies! In fact, she watched Pride & Prejudice (1940) with me the very day I was born!
So, really, you have HER to thank for foisting The Millie and her runaway-crazy blog on the world! ;-D
She is completely wunderbar and has always helped "nurture" (I suppose that is an okay word, something rather creeper about it though!) my interests! When I wanted to take my chickens to the fair and show them-- she was there buying special oil to clean their beaks and helping me learn my hen nomenclature! When I wanted to act and be in plays-- she was there, driving me to rehearsal...AND ALWAYS going to the plays....even when they were complete failures! (Cafe' Murder--I'M LOOKING AT YOU! ;-D)
And of course, she buys me bazillions of classic movie books and DVDs for birthdays and Christmas'!
And we have a tradition to watch a new movie (that I've never seen before) on every birthday! 12 it was The Man Who Knew Too Much! 13: Pillow Talk! 14: North By Northwest! 15: Leave Her to Heaven! 16: His Girl Friday (actually, I've seen that before...many times...BUT IT WAS IN THEATERS!)
What you should probably be deriving from all this, is that she's a pretty stupendously amazingly cool mother!
She's also a hippie.
And she's been eating organic and all-natural food years longer than it's been "cool"! (My dad and her even had a all-natural restaurant over 20 years ago!)
And she brought me up to know that Columbo should be adored only slightly more than Peter Paul and Mary-- but not more than Alfred Hitchcock!
And she only gets slightly angry when I make fun of Jimmy Stewart and/or William Shatner! (it's just too easy! ;-D)
She's also stayed at home with all my brothers and sisters and I! STINKIN' HOMESCHOOLING US! I mean, WHAT?! She's pretty crazy! ;-D
In fact, I still have the best memories of sitting around with my sibs listening to her read to us for hours; reading us history books, or Dickens, or Austen, or James Herriot, or Indian in the Cupboard, or James Marshall and William Steig!
And, I'll never forget her making us listen to classical music while we did our math. Handel's Water Music is synonymous with algebra.
Well, I really don't know what else to say about my mum! She's just that awesome! Not to sound cliche, but I really DON'T know what I'd do without her!
I'd probably be off sitting on a couch somewhere, watching Brady Bunch reruns and eating candy.
Anyway, I love you Mumzie! You're the best mother ever!
P.S. The thing on mother's chin is just from a rip in the photo!