Thursday, February 18, 2010


At times when life does not make sense, I often re-look at the movie YOU CAN"T TAKE IT WITH YOU. Lionel Barrymore plays Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff, who oversees a quaint group of people from all walks of life who need a new start in life. It is a funny movie with a picture of what is really meaningful in life.

My favorite part is the prayer that Grandpa Vanderhoff uses when all the famil (including in-laws) is there. This is the prayer. I read it often:

Quiet, please, quiet! Well, sir, here we are again. We've had quite a time of it lately, but it seems that the worst of it is over. Course, the fireworks all blew up, but we can't very well blame that on you. Anyway, everything's turned out fine, as it usually does. Alice is going to marry Tony; Mr. Kirby, who's turned out to be a very good egg, sold us back our house - he'll probably forget all about big deals for a while. Nobody on our block has to move; and, with the right handling, I think we can even thaw out Mrs. Kirby here. We've all got our health; as far as anything else is concerned, we still leave that up to you. Thank you.

Bro. Dan


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