Waxahachie: The Little Movie Town That Could

Field210Using PowerPoint images and film clips in a fun-filled presentation lasting about an hour, nationally known film critic Larry Ratliff focuses on the amazing number and quality of movies shot in and around Waxahachie, TX, located about 45 minutes south of Dallas.

First and foremost, of course, are the Academy Award winners:  “Places in the Heart,” “The Trip to Bountiful” and “Tender Mercies,” which won Best Actress Oscars for Sally Field and Geraldine Page and a Best Actor golden statuette for Robert Duvall.

But there’s so much more to know. Scientists and developers may have abandoned the Supercollider, but Jean-Claude Van Damme made his reprise as a super-soldier there in “Universal Soldier:  The Return.”

And then there’s the little matter of “Bonnie and Clyde.”

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

(Sally Field photo from "Places in the Heart" courtesy:  Sony Pictures.)  

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If I'm lion, you dirty rats are dyin'

Must-have items on today's shopping list:  Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla ice cream (half gallon now only $8.99!), a big ol' bag of Halloween candy and mountain lion urine.

What, you're shocked?

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Courtesy: wildlifecontrolsupplies.com

Me, too.  I can remember when a half gallon of Blue Bell was $2.99, or on sale for 3-for-$5.  That's at least a dollar less than what they're getting for a pint now.  If my math is right, there are four pints in a half gallon.  Shouldn't a pint be about $2.25?  Of course not.  That would make too much sense, and, apparently, way too little cents.

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What, that's not what shocked you?  Must be the Halloween candy.  The best bargain in town this week has to be leftover Halloween candy.  One of those giant gut-buster bags of bite-sized morsels such as BabyRuths, Whoppers, KitKats and Butterfingers, my personal favorite, are marked down to half-price now.  That means only 25 or 30 bucks a bag.

 

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