Thursday, December 31, 2009


While my son was home we watched "UP" together. I/we cried four times. Skipp and I watched "UP", I/we cried four times. This movie is a "must-see", reminder of all that is precious and important in life - LOVE, loss, commitment, loyalty, forgiveness, friendship, adventure, hope, faith, letting go..........................and on and is the music from the movie to entice you.

Beautiful, huh?

And there is a line in the movie, well, there are tons, but one in particular really struck a chord - the dog - who is loyal beyond expression said to Mr Fredrickson "I hid under your porch because I love you"...... the house was foating UP and the dog, Doug, despite his being told to "go away" stayed because he loved Mr Fredrickson so much, and truth be told, Mr Fredrickson loved him too. :-)
I was so moved by this dynamic that I put a version of it on my outgoing message on our answering machine - I say, -

"I hope that in 2010 you have someone who loves you enough to hide under your porch if your house floats away with you in it"!!!

And this New Year - that is my wish for al of you!! :-) and I hope you will see this movie.


Teacher's Pet said...

Hi Gail!.. I have never heard of the movie...but as my hubby is a movie buff, we will probably see it. I want to wish you a very very happy new year. It has been a pleasure to get to know you this year. I hope that our friendship grows even stronger in the year to come. I send you a very warm hug and smile....wishing you a beautiful 2010.

Gail said...


It is such a great heart warming movie. phew. And I am so glad we found each other too and we will grow closer in 2010. I know it in my heart.

Happy Healthy New Year to you and your family"

Love Gail

Eileen said...

'Hope 2010 brings you much joy and many Blessings!

My grandson saw UP and he loved it, and he keeps insisting that I saw it with him (he went with his Mom & Dad)! I will put it on my list and I love that line you quoted too!

'See' you in the New Year!
Love to you,

Whitemist said...

must look this movie up (no pun intended, as my Dog nuzzles my elbow for attention),
have a beautiful new year,
Oh and a word for the new year - expecting!

Bernie said...

I've seen this movie and loved it, great message my friend.
It has been such a pleasure blogging with you in 2009 and I am looking forward to sharing together again in 2010....May 2010 bring much love, health and happiness to you and your family.
......:-) Hugs

Gail said...


I am so glad you already knew the movie, "UP" and it's wonderful message. I too have SO lived blogging with you and sharing our lives. I look forward to our deepening friendship in 2010.
Love Gail
peace and a
"Happy Healthy New Year"

Gail said...

So nice to see you. And great word - "expecting".

And I will look forward to hearing your thoughts about the movie "UP" :-)

Love Gail
peace and Happy New Year to you......

Gail said...


Oh that is so nice to hear that Jayden loved the movie. You will too!! :-)

see you in 2010 :-)

Love and blessings to you

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...


Haven't seen the movie, but just may after your recommendation. And Bernie's.

Have a lovely, wonderful new year!

Gail said...


So nice to have you stop by. And yes, see the movie. You will be happy you did. I swear!! :-)

Happy New Year big guy!!

Love Gail

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Well - I haven't seen it, but after such a raving review, I will have to. Would it be good for little girls of 6 and 9?

So happy to have discovered you - or maybe you discovered me - anyway glad we found each other, I enjoy our exchanges.

All the best to you and yours in 2010.

Gail said...

ANd oh yes, definitely for little girls of 6 and 9, and boys and guys and big girls and your pets too!! :-)

I am glad we discovered/found eacother too Bonnie - we were traveling in the same circles for a while so it made good sense to visit each others blogs. I love your blog space and seeing all your creative talent and your writings are inspiring and true.

Love Gail'

Diana said...

Hi Gail,
It is on my movie list. I have been wanting to see it. Happy New Year.
Love Di

Comrade Kevin said...

My girlfriend loves that film. Reminds me of her.

Gail said...


So nice to see you. That is so sweet about your girlfriend liking the movie too. She has good taste on movies AND in boyfriends. :-)

Love Gail
peace and Happy, healthy New Year

Gail said...


So nice to see you. :-) How are you?
It is a great movie. Enjoy! And peace and blessings to you and your family this New Year. Amen.

Love Gail

PENolan said...

May the very best things find you and yours in 2010

Wanda said...

Good morning on the first day of 2010 Gail.
We were planing on watching either Up or 9(both animated) over the weekend...I guess you just made "UP" my mind for me, Gail!

Have a good year!

Gail said...


So nice to see you. :-) And I hope 2010 brings you and those you love all life's best and blessings.

Love Gail

Gail said...


You wont be sorry for choosing "UP"!! :-) And I emailed you because when I go to your blog it stalls and makes navigating it and commenting VERY slow, VERY, VERY slow...... I did hang in there' and wrote you a short comment but it took a REALLY long time. phew.

HAPPY HEALTHY AND BLESSED 3020 to you and your family

Love Gail

thailandchani said...

Sounds like a great wish - I can't imagine such a thing but it's good to aspire to it ... and now I think I'll find the movie on Netflix! :)


Gail said...


Nice to see you here. :-) I hope you enjoy the movie.

Love Gail

cinner said...

Hi Gail, I had not even heard of the movie...but it sounds like a good one, and I do love your phone message. I used to always do something fun on my machine too. Wishing you all the best in 2010. Big hug my friend.

Gail said...


It is a Disney movie - and it is wonderful. :-)
And so the new decade begins.....phew.

Love you

CordieB said...

What a beautiful sentiment, Gail! I've never heard of this movie, is it on cable TV. The movies I love the most always make make me cry...I'm a real sentimentalist of the heart! Sometimes I cry of joy and sometimes I cry of lost. Funny how our tears can mean two very different feelings. Hope you're enjoying the beginning of our Year! Blessings to you and yours this day and all days! Thanks for sharing the movie with us. I'm glad you didn't spoil it. :) I'm off to find it now!

Peace, Light and Love, C.

Teresa said...

HI Gail,
My daughter told me this was a great Movie, and now that you and Bernie have said so too, I will have to put it on my Movie list too. You have not visited my blog lately, I sure hope you will come back, as I miss you, and sure wish you all the best in the New Year!!! ((((HUGS)))) T

Gail said...

Hi Teresa-

Oh my, I am SO sorry about your blog. I have visited but it seems that you haven't posted anything since the "Down and out" post a while ago. Have I missed something - or am I not accessing you correctly. PLEASE let me know. I will go check it out again and come thru your profile as opposed to my side bar list of bogs I follow.

Love Gail

and I hope you like the movie.

Gail said...


I rented it "On Demand" -

And yes, tears mean so many things, joy, relief, sadness, understanding, pain, happiness, and on and on. I hope you enjoy the movie :-)

Love Gail

Lola said...

I liked it too.
It's a great movie, heart warming as you put it.

Gail said...


Nice to see you! :-) Happy, healthy, blessed New Year to you.

A great movie, indeed!

Love Gail