Our State Fair is a Great State Fair

I find myself singing the songs from Rogers & Hammerstein’s State Fair when fall arrives. In the 1962 movie version, they moved the State Fair of the show from Iowa to Texas, which, of course, you find the biggest and best of all the state fairs! Attending the State Fair of Texas is a big […]

Dinner and a Show

Dinner and a Show

As of today, we have been married for twenty-six years! Last year we celebrated a quarter-century with an amazing trip to Savannah and St. Simons Island. (This picture was taken on St. Simon’s Island last year.) This year we mark the day in less grand fashion, but no less fun. Dinner at one of our […]

Les Mis, The Movie

Les Mis, The Movie

We’d never gone to the movies on Christmas day, though apparently there are many families who do. But Les Mis, the movie, was, in our opinion, not to be missed, so we went. Let me explain a bit of background. My husband and I first saw Les Mis on stage nearly 25 years ago. We […]

Les Mis the Musical

How many times have I seen/listened to the musical Les Miserable? I can’t even count. And yet when my husband and I stumbled on the 25th anniversary concert version last night on TV, we watched with rapt attention, as if it were the first time. Why is that? I think it equal combinations of story […]

Les Mis the Musical

How many times have I seen/listened to the musical Les Miserable? I can’t even count. And yet when my husband and I stumbled on the 25th anniversary concert version last night on TV, we watched with rapt attention, as if it were the first time. Why is that? I think it equal combinations of story […]

Three Forms, One Story

It isn’t often that I can embrace other forms a book I love, though on occasion, it happens. Such as Emma by Jane Austen and the movie Emma with Gwyneth Paltrow. Or the book Les Miserables and the musical Les Miserables. Sometimes it’s nice to enjoy a story in its shorter form when time doesn’t […]