1. Gone with the wind
2. Forest Gump
4.True grit (the original)
We were Soldiers
Master and Commander
Then any of the Pirates of the Caribbean.
Any of the Indiana Jones series.
Any of the Star Wars movies.
Any of the Star Trek movies (Captain Kirk)
If any of these pop up on the TV then my butt gets grounded automatically. There are a couple more that I can't think of but these cover the list for the most part.CF
Last edited by ACC; 07-09-2012 at 02:04 PM.
For those of you who watched Pickett's Charge; which I brough forward just above, alittle food for thought. From my readings and studying of the civil war many years ago, if I remember correctly Pickett had about 15,000 men in his division. General Longstreet, who's Corps Pickett was assigned to had argued with Gen. Lee not to make the charge across the 1 mile of fields that seperated the two armys but Lee insisted that the men would make the break through and break the Union lines. Of the more then 15,000 men who marched across the fields making the charge, between 6,000 and 7,000 were either killed, wounded or captured. Nearly 50% of the attacking force. Now for the rest of the story. In the spring of 1863 General Longstreet left Lee at Fredricksburg and moved his Corps south and surrounded Suffolk, Va.. This was done to contain the Union troops in Suffolk, while the Confederate troops went into northern N.C. and gathered the food off the farmers there. General Picketts Division was assigned to cross a pontoon bridge over the Blackwater river and advance towards Suffolk by way of Holly Neck Church, moving up Ferry Road (now Quaker Drive) and over to what would be the extream right wing of the Confederate line; anchored on the Great Disimal Swamp. We live on Quaker Drive about 1 mile from Holly Neck Church. This means most of General Picketts men march down the road past where our house now sits and then 33 days later marched back past our house site on their way back to Franklin; then up thru Va., Maryland and into Pa. They were not involved in the first two days of fighting and Lee thought they would be well rested to make the charge. Most of the above information comes from a Doctor's diary I have read, who was assigned to the 17th Va.; members of Pickett's Division. They left Suffolk in early May and made the charge on July 3rd I believe.
Do you believe in ghost???? If you were to leave Holy Neck Church and come up Quaker Drive, after passing our house about 1/2 mile up the road is a cross road. Its' name is LONGSTREET. Another mile up Quaker Drive you come to Dutch Road which would take you to the Village of Holland if you took a left hand turn. Twenty some years ago a friend of mine and his wife build a home just down from this intersection on Quaker Drive. As soon as the house was done and they moved into it they began seeing a ghost roaming thru out the rooms of their new home. Roger told me the ghost was that of a man, dressed in a Confederate uniform. My guess would be, if I believed in ghost, that the soldier was a member of Pickett's Division and while moving back to Franklin he died and was buried in a shallow grave. Just so happen that Roger and his wife built their house on his grave. Had some other friends who lived in a very old house on Manning Bridge road which is just off of present day Rt. 58. It is a known fact that the bottom floor of the very large house was used as a hospital by the Confederate forces while here durring the seige of Suffolk. Mary, her husband and two sons would tell you without hesitation about the Confederate soliders who would walk the rooms in that old house.
Jaws , Raiders of the lost Ark.. the Incredible Mr. Limpit