Monday, January 17, 2011

Jean Louise Finch & CONTEST

I have three favorite movies, two of which go together-- one of which does not: 28 Days Later (zombies), To Kill a Mockingbird & Patch of Blue. My favorite books are To Kill a Mockingbird, Geek Love (circus freaks) and The Help. I see a pattern here.

Mary Badham, who played Scout in the 1962 film, appeared last weekend at an old theater in Detroit-- the Redford Theatre. I was SO EXCITED to be able to meet her and get my book signed! Then Ryan and I watched the movie on the big screen which was incredible.


I tried to not get too emotional. I admit I had to choke back some tears when I talked to her. The book has been a favorite of mine, my mother's and my grandmother's for as long as I can remember. I remember watching the movie with my mom as a kid. I received my book copy when I was 15 years old. I cannot watch the movie without crying-- no matter how many times I see it. Needless to say, it will be an experience I will always remember.

A nice lead-in to MLK Day, I must say. I had to laugh when Q brought this home last week.


Isn't it awesome? And who thinks up this stuff? "Let's do a connect the dot that creates Martin Luther King's head!" She did a great job though. Although she said someone had the red crayon, so she had to color his lips purple.

Last but not least, I am cleaning, decluttering, and trashing a TON of stuff in my house getting ready for it to go on the market February 1. Did any of you put a comment in to win Grosgrain's Little Red Riding Hood jacket back in '08? Well, it's up for grabs again! Q wore it once or twice, I think. I think it's about a 3T-4T. I don't know if V will ever wear it, so I will choose a number at random on Friday night.

{photo courtesy of Grosgrain}

So cute, right?? Here's how to win (each method gives you one chance):
  • Leave a comment here saying who will wear the jacket.
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Please only comment if you are within the Continental U.S. Be sure that you either leave an email or that any profile I can link on has your email in it so I can contact you if you win. Happy commenting! :)

4 comments:

Emily Anne said...

My daugter Rosemary would love this cape. Thanks and it's so wonderful that you met Scout!

r e b e c k a said...

Oh, I'd love to win the jacket for my daughter!

Cheshire Kat said...

You're trashing a ton of stuff? Oh, to be a garbage picker on your block! What do you mean "on the market?" (she said reaching for her purse...)

Early Bird Special said...

Amazing! I adore both formats of To Kill a Mockingbird too. I mean hello? Darcy Scout & Harper Grace? Yeah, I love it. Although Harper will probably grow up confused about her middle name, because John always calls her Harper Jean. ;-)
Seriously kicking myself for missing out on this giveaway. I was green with envy when I saw you won & emailed you.
Stupid winter depression keeping from my internet pals.
Love ya,
Amy