Saturday, February 12, 2011

Movie Luncheon

"A friend is one to whom one may pour out all the contents of one's heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away."
~ Arabian Proverb

I have some wonderful friends.  When we moved to this area, my biggest sorrow was leaving friends behind.  Of course, dear friends are never left behind.  Soon after we arrived, I met two ladies after church service one Sunday.  They were planning their mutual January birthday celebration.  Brazenly, I exclaimed that I, too, was a January birthday girl.  What could they do but graciously invite me along?  That was over twenty years ago.  Since that long-ago birthday, we've celebrated joys, concerns, holidays, graduations, weddings and the pleasure of being together. 

 Yesterday, we shared...




Popcorn


"The Music Man"


Candy

We chose a movie that was fun, uplifting and that didn't require silence from the "audience".  

We started with a light lunch of salad, soup and a small dessert, saving room for the "trip to the snack bar". Then we settled in before the fire for the movie, munching and singing along with the many familiar tunes.  It was such a fine day with more sweet memories to store away.  




29 comments:

  1. Wow, that sounds like a lot of fun! Good friends are hard to find and absolute treasures to keep.

    I have something on my blog for you.

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  2. What a lovely idea and how wonderful to share the movie with such good friends. I approve of all the snacks that were served :-)."New friends are silver, old friends are gold." New or old, friends are precious treasure. Have a wonderful weekend, Bonnie. Blessings...Mary

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  3. Lovely post. When my son comes to visit. We find a chick flick and I enjoy it with grand daughter and her mom with popcorn and the guys go downstairs and enjoy one that they prefer.

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  4. Dear friends like that are salve for a woman's soul. I have the same dear friends that I have had since high school, and even a couple of whom were friends since the 5th and 6th grade. What an enjoyable afternoon!

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  5. what a wonderful day and way to spend it with friends. at first i thought you went to the movies and paid for all the things in the photos so i was busy calculating how much it all cost. but when you said by the fire, i thought OH at home and how great.

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  6. What a perfect birthday celebration between friends sharing the same birth month. Looks like a good time was had by all. Yum on the snacks!

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  7. You do know how fortunate you are to have such dear, close friends nearby. My bestest friends do not live near me....or I should say, I don't live near them since I am the one who moved. You are truly blessed. I miss that closeness.

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  8. What fun!!! Let me think back, wasn't Forrest Tucker the star of that movie? I saw both the movie and the play!

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  9. Hi Bonnie
    What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon with good friends...laughing, watching a fun movie and enjoying some treats! I haven't had a milk dud in years :)

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  10. I love your post and what a fabulous way to spend time with great friends! I think I will have to use your idea and plan a Movie Luncheon of my own - thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. I totally love everything about this post! The idea, the beginning quote, the movie choice, everything! Sounds so fun. Might have to plan one of those for my friends very soon. =)

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  12. What fun, Bonnie! I haven't seen that movie in ages and it is such fun to watch.

    I missed my friends when I moved too, but luckily still am friends with them and talk to them often. When I go north, I always stay with one particular friend. There is something about old friends you grew up with . When you see or talk to them, it's like time hasn't passed at all. You pick right up where you left off.

    Happy Valentine's Day, Bonnie!

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  13. What a lovely way to spend time with friends.

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  14. Our movie afternoon was such fun. Thank you, dear friend for the perfect antidote to yet another snowy week!

    The lunch you prepared for us was delicious: a wonderful fresh salad, tomato soup and great savory biscotti, topped off with the yummy chocolate cupcakes baked by your in-house master baker.

    I have been asked to pass on a special word of thanks to Oliver, from his special friend, Casey the Snow Dog. She says that she was thrilled to receive the delicious heart shaped dog cookies he baked and wishes that she too could take lessons from his master baker.

    She joins me in sending best Valentines wishes to all.

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  15. What a heart-warming story, Bonnie. I'm sure they don't regret the day you told them were born in January :)

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  16. Sounds like ya'll planned the perfect day to share, catch up and make some more beautiful memories.

    God bless and have just a beautiful weekend!!! :o)

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  17. What a creative way to spend time with good friends. Fun,fun, fun!!

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  18. How much fun was that!
    Great times with friends are priceless!

    Melinda

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  19. Hi Bonnie, There's just nothing better than being with good friends... Looks like you all had a fabulous time. I love that idea --and The Music Man is always a fav...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  20. Oh my, what a lovely way to spend your special day! I love the movie you watched; 'Seventy Six trombones led the big parade, with a hundred and ten ....' musicals are my absolute favorite movies...
    So glad you had such a lovely time!

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  21. That sounds great and you have some wonderful friends who you can just be yourself with! That's true friends!

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  22. I know they are so glad you "brazenly" announced your January birthday on that day over twenty years ago! I LOVE the quote; it is most appropriate. Happy Celebrating!

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  23. Good friends are worth the world. Sounds like a super fun lunch!

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  24. Bonnie, you didn't happen to get those pop corn containers at Target did you? I bought those, and when I washed them by hand with hot soapy water, the red would come off, the I tried to use cold water. I staked them in a corner, and the next time I used them there was red inside them? I ended up recycling them :(

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  25. what fun!Sounds like you had a great time. Like that you had movie theater packaged treats too.

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  26. Great looking cookie and great times with warm loving friends...what more can a gal ask for ;o)

    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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