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45 Minutes from Broadway...

June 04, 2010 - 18:10

...and just 30 days until the Fourth of July!

If you're looking for a great patriotic old movie to watch with your family this month, try "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942) with James Cagney. The added fun is how surprised they'll be when "New Rochelle"' is mentioned in a song.

(TCM will be showing it that day at 5:30 pm or you can borrow a video cassette from the library.)

The following is a quick but poor quality sample, just click:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R1jiVcIGcg&feature=related

Lines from Lincoln

May 31, 2010 - 11:44

... "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

- from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
November 19, 1863

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45 Minutes from Broadway...

...and just 30 days until the Fourth of July!

If you're looking for a great patriotic old movie to watch with your family this month, try "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942) with James Cagney. The added fun is how surprised they'll be when "New Rochelle"' is mentioned in a song.

(TCM will be showing it that day at 5:30 pm or you can borrow a video cassette from the library.)

The following is a quick but poor quality sample, just click:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R1jiVcIGcg&feature=related

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Lines from Lincoln

... "The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.

It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us - that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion - that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

- from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address
November 19, 1863

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