Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Heroes, Divorces, & Movies

Is there a better time than the day before Thanksgiving to celebrate young heroes!

I've heard tell that the holidays bring the end to marriages. So in the spirit of the holidays here is the top ten things not to do in divorce court:

Going to any movies during the holidays? I am checking out THE DESCANDANTS. What do you think the best Thanksgiving movie is?

Comment Away.


Oksana Baiul authored yesterday's quote. "While it is generally agreed that the visible expressions and agencies are necessary instruments, civilization seems to depend far more fundamentally upon the moral and intellectual qualities of human beings -- upon the spirit that animates mankind" was authored by a woman born in 1876 and died in 1958 who was writing about women's history before women's history was an accepted academic field -- her major works were published in the 1930s and 1940s.. Have you ever looked at AMERICA THROUGH WOMENS' EYES or WOMEN AS FORCE IN HISTORY? If you have you can tell me who authored today's quote.


Lady DR said...

Bless the seven year old for hearing the alarm and knowing immediately what to do.

The ten suggestions seem pretty much like common sense to me, but I'm sure common sense is often in short supply when it comes to divorce and, especially, custody hearings.

No movies planned. Planes and trains sounds like it might be good, but I couldn't get the video to play (pout!)

Hope everyone has a lovely Thanksgiving Day, spent just the way you want to.

Pat said...

Not sure that kid qualifies as a hero, but if he was the only one who woke up, I'd qualify him as "lightest sleeper".

Good tips for divorce court. A lot of them can be applied to any court experience, I'm sure.

If I even saw PLANES, TRAINS, & AUTOMOBILES, I don't remember it. Except maybe a couple of clips that get played a lot for some reason. I can't think of a favorite Thanksgiving movie, but there was one oldie about Pilgims with some old-timey stars that I quite liked. Ah, yes, the title just came to me: PLYMOUTH ADVENTURE. Spencer Tracy, Gene Tierney, and Leo Genn, who was a favorite of mine since QUO VADIS.

William J. said...


The seven year old did something most seven year olds wouldn't do, some would have just pannicked. Good for him.

I was pretty proud of myself when I read the divorce list because it was pretty close to the list I gave my divorcing client!

Planes and Trains was a decent enough movie but certainly not the best Thanksgiving movie ever.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


William J. said...

Hi Pat

I'm not sure if the kid qualifies as a hero either but at worst he is a quick thinking young dude!

You are right the divorce court tips can be applied to any situation.

I love both John Candy and Steve Martin but Planes and Trains was a decent movie just not the best Thanksgiving movie ever. I miss Candy. I added your suggestions to my to rent list.