Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Author Spotlight week -Theresa Stillwagon shares her favorite movie

I thought about this subject and couldn't com up with only one. (I love so many movies.) I asked my husband what he thought my favorite movie was and he said Grumpy Old Men. I was thinking The Lord of the Rings.

Then it came to me. My favorite movie isn't known except by my family. It doesn't even have a real name. I only call it 'Dad'. It's a mix-match of old 8mm films of my parents and siblings while I was growing up. My sister put them together into a DVD way back in 1992. My father died a few days after Christmas in 1992. After the funeral my mother and sisters and brothers sat together and watched this 'movie'. My dad loved horses, and in the film he was happy riding one of those horses. I couldn't watch it again for almost a year.

My mother went to be with the Lord a few days after Easter in 2001. This is my favorite 'movie' because they are still alive in it.
I still miss them so much.


  1. Brought tears to my eyes. I still miss my mom and little sister. I lost them six years apart. Lost my sister in 2004. I'm so glad you have a movie where you can watch them when they were alive, well, and happy. I have no video, only pictures of mine. Blessings, BJ

  2. I teared up too, Theresa. Both of my parents are gone as well. We have a stash of 8mm of our family. I imagine watching them would bring on a flood of memories and tears.