Thursday, July 7, 2011

It's All in the Family

No, this isn't a post about Sabrina. But it is a post about movie-loving genetics.

My grandmother likes to talk about her mother who, in her older years, would visit her local movie theater just about every day to see the latest films. This sounds like great fun, and it's often made me wonder if all my movie-loving runs in the family.

My grandmother also loves movies and is responsible for my My Fair Lady and Judy Garland obsessions. Little did she know what would come of our afternoons watching old movies together.

Genetics or not, this movie-loving provides a special bond with both these ladies--a bond strengthened further by the fact that my husband and I sometimes visit the very theater my great grandmother did more than 50 years ago. It's been completely renovated, but original elements still exist and it's exciting to share that same space with her.

Now I'm having a daughter of my own in just a few months and I hope she gets this movie-loving gene too. Naturally, we've been listening to plenty of Judy Garland to prepare her for the exciting world of musicals. And her nursery will be Mary Poppins themed. So I'm not sure she has a choice on this one.

Does a love of movies run in your family?

1 comment:

ccajucake said...

No, i think it's a great coincidence on your family. I like to watch a lot of movies,even the oldest ones. But i can't see nobody else in my family doing the same.
So sometimes i watch alone.