Life Lessons I've Learned at the Movies

Gump200In this presentation enhanced with PowerPoint images and film clips that lasts a little over an hour, Larry discusses life lessons he's discovered while sitting in darkened movie theaters.

Some are silly, like learning the hard way not to plop down in a movie seat too soon after coming into a dark theater from the bright sunshine outside.

Others are more serious -- motivational even -- such as life really is like a box of chocolates (full of surprises) and the importance of holding onto dreams.

For availability and speaking fees, call 214-364-7364 or email lrratliff@verizon.net.

(Tom Hanks photo from "Forrest Gump" courtesy:  Paramount Pictures)

 

Never give a sucker an even break. The wise never rush into a dark movie theater on a sunny day and blindly plop down in a seat. Never turn your back on a dead guy (or monster) that you think you’ve just killed. And of course…life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’ll get.ever give a sucker an even break. The wise never rush into a dark movie theater on a sunny day and blinNNever give a sucker an even break. The wise never rush into a dark movie theater on a sunny day and blindly plop down in a seat. Never turn your back on a dead guy (or monster) that you think you’ve just killed. And of course…life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’ll get.ever give a sucker an even break. The wise never rush into a dark movie theater on a sunny day and blindly plop down in a seat. Never turn your back on a dead guy (or monster) that you think you’ve just killed. And of course…life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’ll get.dly plop down in a seat. Never turn your back on a dead guy (or monster) that you think you've just killed. And of course...life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you'll get.

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That's all write, Mama

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Bonnie Ratliff, my mother, was quiet and reserved unless wronged or riled.  She was also an excellent, creative cook who could sling a mean hash and make a plain cake so special I can still taste it quite a few  years after we lost her.

We never called her Mom, and I'm not sure why.  That being said, Mother made too many sacrifices for me to count as my older brother and I spent our formative years in the noisy, engine-revving, windows rattling shadows of an aircraft plant in Grand Prairie, Texas.

Three major things Mother did for me, though, changed my life and greatly influenced who I am, what I am today.  No, make that four.  There's the whole birth thing, you know.

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