Posted in Historic Figures, Literature, Movie Moments, Recommendations

My Favorite Historical Period Dramas

Back in March, I wrote a piece about my favorite period dramas. Among other requirements, the films on that list had to be fictional. I promised to write a post on my favorite true story based period dramas. Voilà!

Here are my qualifications for this list.

  • The events of the film must take place in a time period before the movie was made.
  • The film must include some sort of love story
  • It must be a clean film. PG-13 is my limit.
  • The film cannot be a musical, western, or primarily a war film.
  • For this list, the story must be about real people. How much literary license is taken with the facts is inconsequential.

Again, please remember that this is a list of films that I have seen and enjoyed. If you have a favorite historical period drama that is not on the list, please leave me a comment. Continue reading “My Favorite Historical Period Dramas”

Posted in Highlights of D.C., Quotes

Quote of the Week #12

“Freedom isn’t free.”

It’s true of course. Without soldiers who are willing to die, no one would have freedom.

The phrase is said so often, it is almost cliché. But not after you visit Arlington National Cemetery. I can’t explain it; standing on the hill looking at Washington DC and the gravestones. It just hits you. There are so many men and women who have served this nation with everything that they had; and there will be more just like them!


Posted in Quotes

Quote of the Week #8

“Have you ever stopped to ponder the amount of blood spilt, the volume of tears shed, the degree of pain and anguish endured, the number of noble men and women lost in battle so that we as individuals might have a say in governing our country?  Honor the lives sacrificed for your freedoms. Vote.”

                                                                                                                    ~ Rochelle Goodrich

Last Saturday I watched Disney’s Johnny Tremain. Presented were the great leaders of the War for Independence who believed their rights were more important than their duty to the English king. But what would their resolutions be worth if they were not backed by the militia?

Without our brave soldiers, we would still be under British control. Or Nazi. Or communists. Or terrorists. The very existence of the United States depends upon military protection.

Thank you to everyone who has served or is serving in our military. Your sacrifices are more than we could possibly repay.