How I think of my parents (and a hat tip to Bernard Herrmann)

May 23 2016 Published by under Uncategorized

The movie "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" is a wonderful movie that has stood quite the test of time. The sound track is marvelous  ( composed by Bernard Herrmann and conducted by Elmer Bernstein).  Here is an homage I found on the web. The movie moves through the decades of the life of Lucy/Lucia Muir. But the last scene, when Gene Tierney dies, and her ghost leaves her body and joins Rex Harrison, she is once again dressed as a woman in the early 20th century, long skirts and all. It's at the end of this clip.

My mother is not lovely now. Her dementia is written all over her face and she in fact looks a little scary. But, when I think of her and my father, I think of them as they were in this picture, in the late 40s. I do remember her wearing big-skirted dresses and the two of them dancing in the living room when I was very little. Through my child-eyes, they were so very handsome.

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