Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Thursday Thirteen #259

The 13 most successful movies. I love movies. I love lists. So I love this movie list. It's adjusted for inflation (after all, in 1939, moviegoers paid 25¢ a piece to see Gone with the Wind), and includes income from network TV, DVDs, and streaming services. 

1. Gone with the Wind (1939)

2. Star Wars (1977)

3. The Sound of Music (1965)

4. ET: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

5. Titanic (1997)

6. The Ten Commandments (1956)

7. Jaws (1975)

8. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

9. The Exorcist (1973)

10. Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937)

11. Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens (2015)

12. 101 Dalmations (1961)

13. Star Wars: Episode V -- The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

This list is as of 2020, so recent blockbusters like The Batman aren't included.

I've seen 9 of these 13. What's your tally?

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Scary and sad, but not necessarily bad

I just talked to Reg. The sheriff took Henry away in handcuffs this evening, and he has been admitted to the hospital for (I think) 72 hours.

My darling Henry is not violent, but the sheriff (who knew him before the accident) believes that he is so confused he is a danger to himself.

It started with phone calls. Henry misses his friend Connie very much and has been calling her number. The thing of it is, Connie has been dead for six years and her phone number assigned to someone else ... someone who doesn't appreciate these calls. 

Then there have been calls to his former boss at the library. Henry wants to know when, since covid quarantine is over, he can return to work. Miguel reminded Henry that he retired and left the library's employ in April 2021. Henry demanded to know why Miguel was lying,

Finally, he called the sheriff. Henry reported that his father (who is at least 85 years old and lives in Puerto Rico) had broken into the house and was threatening him. It was his husband, Reg, who has every legal right to be there. When the sheriff arrived, Henry insisted that Reg was an imposter. That's when the cuffs came out. In a call from the police station, which the sheriff overheard, Henry kept referring to Reg as his father and demanding he leave. 

When I think of Henry, confused and in the hospital, my heart hurts. On the other hand, he just may finally be where he needs to be. He is desperately in need of care

So I am scared and sad, but also hopeful for the first time in months.