March 7, 2011 forever changed the history of our family as we learned of the presence of a Glioblastoma tumor in our dad's brain, which we have affectionately called the Deathstar. Join us in the battle against the Deathstar.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
The Duke, Westerns, War movies & my Dad
John Wayne (No pictures of Dad because I'm in the middle of rescuing all my files from my now defunct laptop)
This post has nothing to do with my Dad's condition, but I like to keep him updated on what I'm doing since I can't be there until Spring Break next week. Today I was able to talk with him for more than a sentence or two (which was great) during which he informed me that I'd have to help him get around next week (I think he may have just done all the balance stuff Abbie talked about in the previous post).
Last night and today I've made some interesting movie choices and realized they have to do with my Dad. My Dad likes to watch John Wayne movies, westerns, and war movies. Growing up, I did not like these movies, but if I wanted to watch TV when those movies were on - it's what I was stuck with. Even now Dad turns the channels until he can find a movie that fits into one of his favorite categories.
Last night I watched Flying Tigers with John Wayne (which I don't recall seeing before, but I'm sure I have) and right now I'm watching Donovan's Reef and The Alamo is up next.
When I first started teaching US History and was looking for a WWII movie to show my students that wasn't Pearl Harbor, I remembered having to watch war movies on TV on July 4th or Memorial Day with Dad- especially Midway. Every year I've taught US History, my students have to watch Midway. Today I pulled out Midway and watched it again.
I've definitely gained an appreciation of The Duke, Westerns & War Movies because of my Dad (& I'll bring some to watch next week Dad!)