This was what I would call a perfect day.
I accomplished precious little with writing, but I’m so grateful for how this entire day turned out.
At 5:30 I joined the Dallis family, Tom, Amy, and their beautiful daughter, Carissa for dinner at Uno’s Pizzeria before heading over to the last movie in the Victoria Theater Association summer movie festival.
I met this beautiful trio when I took my students to see the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s live accompaniment for SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN. It was one of those chance meetings – if there is such a thing – that blossomed.
ANNIE GET YOUR GUN was the featured movie. I’ve only seen this movie once before and never felt compelled to see it again. However, a family friend offered me a book of tickets for the film series and I would be seeing the movie with the Dallis family.
I am rather lukewarm when it comes to movie musicals. Some I absolutely love while others I detest. While I love the musical, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN because Joshua Logan directed the original stage production, I do wish he would have had the opportunity to direct the movie, as well. I do believe he would have made some incredible choices.
Still, it was my company that made the experience enjoyable.
The one addition to this evening’s presentation, however, was the Victoria Theatre’s resident bat making several several swoops across the screen!
Following the movie, I spent a few minutes with Tom and Mary Hutcheson before bidding a goodnight to the Dallis trio.
I had exactly twenty minutes at Riverscape. The sun had already ducked beneath the horizon but as I approached the top of the levee, the couple in my favorite swing suddenly vacated! Woo hoo! Great timing.