Good morning to everyone. Hope that your weekend was all that you hoped it might be,. As I sat thinking about what todays blog should be....The Wizard of Oz kept creeping into my head...so I thought why not!
I remember watching that movie over and over again since I was a young child. I remember how exciting it was through the years when my children and I would anxiously await its yearly showing on TV and then finally when the video recorders came out....we could then record it and watch it whenever we wanted to. The day came when you could buy the video in the store. That was a movie that went from generation to generation.
When my eldest granddaughter was 2 she began to watch the movie and at the time she called it the "WIZ A WIZ OF OZ". We all thought it was so cute! Although seeing it day after day after day..it began to be something I thought I might never want to see again.
Jello in clear cups with cool whip on the top and a blue bird on a toothpick placed in the middle to represent somewhere over the rainbow.
The best was that each girl was to entertain her with some type of song from the movie. We had such an amazing night.
The yellow brick road had represented the roads we travel. When I had considered it from the movie...Dorothy had encountered many difficult moments along that road...had met some unbelievable characters along the way as well, that helped her get through the tough times and encounters. That sort of represented who we, as friends are. Along the way, the path, the yellow brick road...we encounter hard and difficult times, and these strangers who had joined the group have been there to help each other through those times. The celebration of the night was like meeting Oz. The red hat represented the moment of going home. The gifts were symbolic to those received from the Wizard. All of us there had the heart....we all cared about this girl. The brain was all the thought put into everyone's outfit and was to celebrate what this gathering was all about. And the Courage was represented in the way each girl stood and performed because our their love for this woman. Somewhere over the rainbow...there's a land that we dream of.....and its called the gift of friendship....but to achieve it...we must first follow the Yellow Brick Road.