"For chapter 6, all I could think about was the movie Singing in the Rain with Gene Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, and Donald O'Connor. One scene Donald O'Connor's character is trying uplift the spirits of his best friend Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly). He performs a song and dance routine to the melody of Cole Porter's Be A Clown, memorably renaming it to Make 'Em Laugh. I saw the movie before I could go to school and noticed my mother laughing and having a good time watching that particular scene. At that moment, I wanted to be able to make people laugh and appreciate a good time while in my presence. To this day, that mentality is part of my everyday nature.
Here is the scene and have the best ____ ever!"
I love Singing in the Rain! If you can watch Gene Kelly sing and dance without smiling, something is wrong with you! I loved your story about your Mother...reminded me of mine. I'm not sure that I shared with you that my mom is currently serving in Romania with the Peace Corps. She just got the Mother's Day box that we sent her today, and in it an iTunes gift card so she can go shopping for her iPod Touch. She said she lost Carol King's Tapestry in an update, and she just can't start her day w/o hearing "You've got to get up every morning, with a smile on your face and show the world, all the love in your heart!"
Keep smiling and laughing, Katherine!