Nostalgia

When I was a kid our family did not have a television.  That’s right, we didn’t own a television until I was 12 years old.  Even after we got a TV we never had cable, we just watched movies and occasionally watched the Sunday night line-up on CBC with the bunny ears (Disney then Road to Avonlea.  Oh yeah, and there was Danger Bay – set in Vancouver, so we saw a lot of places that we knew, like the Vancouver Aquarium).

Anyways, because we didn’t have cable and barely had television, we rented a lot of movies. And because my parents were careful about what we watched, we rented a lot of old movies.  Our family eventually developed a verbal shorthand that referenced all of our favourite movies.  With the demise of video stores, a lot of these old movies are being lost.  Happily, you can still find a lot of these on the internet.

So, here is my collection of movies that remind me of my childhood. Give me a shout if any of the links go bad.  I hope that you enjoy these as much as I did.

All Ages

The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

Island at the Top of the World (1974)

Pollyanna (1960)

Older Kids

Follow Me, Boys! (1966)

The MoonSpinners (1964)

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