Penny's Passion: Thinking Out Loud Thursday - June 30, 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Thinking Out Loud Thursday - June 30, 2016

Hello everyone!  Thanks for stopping by and joining me and Vanessa from X-tremely V for Thinking Out Loud Thursday. Sorry I'm running a lot late today.  This week has been packed with life and it made blogging move back on the list of things to get done.  Hope you link up below and tell all your blogger friends to link up too!

Today I'm thinking out loud about one of my favorite movies - Gone With The Wind.  Eric, my husband, still hasn't seen it and it's been on my list of things I want us to do together for a long, long time.  It's a real time commitment to watch this 1939 romance.  The running time is just under 221 minutes (that's roughly 4 hours with potty breaks).

What started me thinking about Gone With The Wind was an article I saw about Olivia de Haviland being the last cast member to be alive and today she turns 100 years old!  She played such a dear, sweet lady called Melanie in the movie.  Always saw the good in things, kind to the core, and oh so thoughtful.  We could really use more Melanie's in the world today.

Some of my favorite quotes come from Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind.  Here's a few to ponder ~

"I can't think about that right now.  If I do, I'll go crazy.  I'll think about that tomorrow." 

"After all, tomorrow is another day!"

"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."

"Death, taxes and childbirth!  There's never any convenient time for any of them."

"Never pass up new experiences.  They enrich the mind."

There are some real lessons to be learned from Scarlett O'Hara.  She's tenacious and spunky.  Always going after what she wants.  And creative.  Remember when she pulled the drapes down to make a beautiful gown!  Every time she was faced with a setback, she forged ahead with a new plan.  That girl was something!

Have you seen this movie?  Do you love it or hate it?  There's some fairly large camps in each corner!  Regardless, a big happy birthday to Olivia de Haviland today and thanks for taking my mind back to one of my favorite movies!

Now it's your turn.  What are you thinking out loud about today?  Link up and let us know!

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  1. I saw that very same article today, Penny! I have seen bits and pieces of this movie, but never quite sat through the whole thing. Your post just reminded me that I need to do that! Thanks so much for sharing this with us on #shinebloghop this week!

  2. Wow 100, amazing. My husband and I went around asking our parents and autns and uncles what their favorite old movie was and then we tried to watch a bunch of them. Gone with the Wind was on my parent's list, we thought the first DVD was amazing, incredible and then the second half we didn't like as much, but overall we really liked it. :)

  3. Yes! I just read about her birthday. I went to see a revival of Gone With the Wind at a theater, and I had no idea it was so long. Luckily, there was an intermission!

  4. Gone with the Wind - all time favorite movie too. Although my favorite character is that Scarlett. I mean, you want to love her and hate her. Perfect blend of a movie character. Thanks for hosting another week and for linking at my party. Happy Fourth of July.

  5. I know it's terrible to say this but I've never seen Gone with the Wind all the way through. I know I need to I just need to find a good window to sit and enjoy it.

  6. I have to be honest with you, I've never seen Gone with the Wind.