When I was younger...I could say that I saw about 75% of the movies nominated.
This year...I saw 3 of the movies nominated. King's Speech, Toy Story 3 and Inception.
Oscars always bring back memories for me.....
1977 - I was living with my Granny in Las Vegas. My Grandpa was working in Libya for Occidental Oil, he worked a month there and came home a month. When he came home....my grandparents became children with access to money. Always trying to out do each other with elaborate spending sprees.
Anyway...The 2 months prior to the Oscars, Grandpa came home an announced he was building a sun room off of the dining room. It was built the month he was overseas.
When he came home....we had this lovely empty room. Now, it had to be filled.
Anyway...they gave a lesson on how to tape things.
It was amazing!
|My Granny & Grandpa|
Oh...how I miss those 2.
I remember sitting in a bar in Santa Maria with my friend Bob Semk, watching the Oscars. And seeing Anna Paquin win for her role in "The Piano". Loved the time I spent with Bob.
|my 1st husband David (Sophie's Daddy) and his Mom, Ginny|
I could on and on about memories of the Oscars.
Maybe because they are a marker in time.
But, I do love the Oscars...............the fashion, the speeches .....the memories.