My favorite movie of all time is the original 1968 version of, Yours, Mine , and Ours, starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda.
This version is soooo much better than the 2005 version. I saw the original version when I was nine years old. My parents dropped me and my girlfriend off at the movie theater for the Saturday afternoon matinee. Yes, believe it or not it was actually safe to do so back then. Every parent did it! The theater was filled with all kids and no parents!
The movie theater used to have contests for the kids before they showed the movies. If you had the winning ticket you got a prize! One time I actually had the winning ticket number 2 and won a poker set! I had no idea what a poker set was at that time but I was thrilled with my prize anyway!
This movie was based on the true story about widower with ten kids who married a widow with eight kids! I fell in love with this movie! It was the inspiration for my wanting to have a lot of kids someday. (Some of you may not know that I did actually grow up to have nine of my own.)
Even before I had ever seen this movie I always wished that I had more brothers and sisters just like my neighbors who had ten kids. There was always someone to hang out with and there was always some kind of commotion going on at their house! At the time of this movie I only had one sister who was five years older than me. My brother wasn’t born until I was eleven. It was always quiet, lonely, and boring at my house. I wanted my kids to have lots of brothers and sisters to play with!
You can be sure that as soon as I realized that this movie was out on video cassette I got it and then I got the DVD version too. Now all my kids love this movie also, but I don’t think it has inspired them in quite the same way as it did me! If I’m wrong though, I might end up having eighty one grandchildren!
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