Monday, September 18, 2006

One of my favorite movies. The movie has its beginnings in a wonderful book, 'A Girl of the Limberlost' by Gene Stratton-Porter. Elnora's Mother was a bitter woman and made Elnora's life as hard as possible. Just when things look like they will never improve, hope shows up and stays. I'm trying to condense my words here, but I am a talker...its one of the things I do best...grin. I've so many things today I need to do and want to do, so I'm launching into this sunny day with faith and work. And, I remind myself, wonderful accomplishments can happen when there is sunshine in the soul and feet that hurry to obey. Oh, I hope thats me today...sigh, smile, lifted eyebrow!...................."Just as there comes a warm sunbeam into every cottage window, so comes a love-beam of God's care and pity for every separate need." Nathanial Hawthorne........................"For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD will give grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee". Psalm 84:11&12 Posted by Picasa

8 comments:

Mrs. Darling said...

I loved that book as a kid but Ive never seen the movie. Maybe I'll have to do that.

Sandy said...

Maggie Ann...Sounds like you are having a good MOnday. We are still in Illinois on vacation!! We are leaving in the morning for home...back to SAvannah!! Life will get back to Normal!!

audrey said...

Maggie Ann...i had forgotten about this book. A few years ago a friend told me about it and lead me to a link to read it online. I fell in love with it. I think I need to go buy the book so that I can read it again. I had no idea there was a movie for it. Have a wonderful day :o)

Terry said...

Dear Maggie-ann..I didn't read your post because I am still looking for that book and I don't want to see what it is about. I am just taking your word that it is a good one!!!
It is so nice that you are taking the time to read though. Nothing beats it.
I just love going into Chapters and watching all the people sitting here and there and even on the floors with their noses in a book!!
I miss talking to Sabine so if you are about here anywhere Sabine...Hi!!! Love Terry

Mrs. Mac said...

I'm not familiar with the book nor movie ... sounds like a classic. I do hope for a sunbeam to shine through my cottage window today. Blessings

sharonkay said...

I have never read the book or seen the movie but I now have it on my library list. It is a cool and rainey day here and I need a good book right now. Take care till later........

Rachel said...

My daughter and watched this movie so much the video cassette wore out...'need to find another. We need to read the book. I'm sure it has more interestng things in it that the movie doesn't include. :o)

gramma_s said...

A Girl of the Limberlost was one of my favorite books as a girl. Imagine my joy and surprise when we were on our way to PA one time, we were going through Geneva, Indiana. We stopped at her home and went through it. When the guide there heard I was a photographer, he told me to coome back in the spring and he would take me down in the Limberlost and show me some of the prettiest wild flowers I have ever seen. I never got to go back but it was very special seeing her place.