Friday, June 27, 2014

now and then

My absolute favorite movie growing up aside from every Disney movie was "now & then". Whenever I watch it just think of when I was little. Aside just how hot Devon Sawa was a wormer, & if jello ballons would really work as fake boob. HA
 It happened to by my sisters favorite & my moms too, probably not by choice for my mom but more like she had to sit thru every.single.time we watched it.



My mom and I are very close. We hate each other & argue but forget about it & love each other hard. I can hear all you out there nodding your heads that you completely agree. Mother-Daughter relationships from teenage-dom to being a adult is tricky. & since I grew up with all sisters, arguments were never lacking.

My mom and I always felt closer than anyone else tho. We just got each other. My mom would do anything for me, & I am mean anything. I grew up with a mom that would do anything to see smiles on our faces. She danced silly, dressed up, would do impromptu picnics and tea parties! I even once talked to her into a dog, make that like 3 dogs, 2 cats & 3 goats and a handful of chickens. Anyway, I am getting off track.

I am sitting here in pain & sick on the couch and Now & Then came on. & when I used to think about my childhood every time I would watch this, it now reminds me of the summer after I graduated!

My mom, younger sister & I were traveling back from Louisville. We live in Indiana, & when we saw the sign for Shelbyville Indiana, my mom made a B line to the exit for us to see all the sights from our favorite movie! We were looking for the gaslight addition, the library & that awesome cafe. We drove for a good hour, before we found the cafe or so we thought! My mom went in & they had never even heard of the movie! First off, who the heck has never heard of this movie? Second, in a small town I think they would def know a movie was filmed there. That didn't stop my mom tho, she trudged into to more stores. Each had no clue what she was talking about. I was the only one with a smart phone then, a blackberry {what what} & had forgotten I could get on the internet. I searched for now & then. & I couldn't believe my eyes. In the movie they say they live in SHELBY Indiana, not shelbyville and on top of that wasn't even filmed there. It was filmed in Savannah Georgia! 

We all just sat in the car laughing our butts off. It is one of my favorite, among many memories of my mom. I never want to forget and can't wait to tell my girls the story one day.

 I don't look like anyone in family, & we often joke that I was switched at birth. But there is one thing I got from my mom, & that is her heart & her way of being a mom. She may completely drive me batty 98% of the time but to see me  or my sisters and now my girls  happy ,that women would go to the end of the earth or maybe just to Shelbyville, Indiana.


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