Friday, March 23, 2012

You know you're a history fan when...

I do this all the time.

Also, quite possibly I...

Wonder what it would be like to have Daniel Day Lewis' Hawkeye from The Last of the Mohicans corner me by the nearest waterfall and utter: 

"You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you."

(Picture included for your sighing pleasure. Although, sadly, the actual hug is not.)


If you're contemplating rolling your eyes at me, go ahead. :)

Despite my silly musings, I really do love history-and not just the kind that includes stoic, fit, men covered in leather.

But, no, I won't lie; that is a plus.

Honestly, I'm always astounded that what we read in books has actually occurred, and that what's happening right now will someday be considered future history.

Kinda weird, but cool, right?

If you're a history fan/buff, do you have a favorite era, well known figure, event, etc. that intrigues you? And if you could go back in time, what period would you choose?

I find the 1920's fascinating, and think I'd love the big bands, bobs, and flapper dresses. But maybe not all the violent gangsters so much. Native American history totally intrigues me, so I'd love to observe their customs, rituals, etc. Also, the 1700's/Revolutionary War era is another favorite of mine.

On a shallower final note, if there ever is a Last of the Mohicans-the sequel-with Daniel Day Lewis, I'll happily stand in for Madeleine Stowe as Cora Munro. :)


Michelle said...

I can so relate to this! History is fascinating to me! I haven't see The Last of the Mohicans, but perhaps I should. ;-)

If I could go back in history, it would be to the 1800's. The gold rush and westward expansion is probably my favorite time period. I am a HUGE fan of Dr. Quinn. Have you seen it? If not, I think you'd LOVE it! It's very well done, and as a bonus, there are men in leather . . . namely Sully. ;-)

Fun post, Christina! Have a great weekend. :)

Laura Frantz said...

Christina, LOVE your post and pics:) Anytime Mohicans is mentioned I'm right there;) So fun to see Michelle, here, too! You probably already know that my fav era is 18th-c. Since you like the roaring 20's or so, I bet you've read some of Julie Lessman's books. She's a dear friend.

Oh, I see Michelle mentioned Sully! Dr. Quinn was a great show and I miss it. Thank heavens for reruns...

Love your blog header, too - everything looks so lovely. Have a wonderful weekend!

Christina B said...

Michelle, you should definitely watch The Last of the Mohicans! It's one of my favorites, and I never tire of watching it...

I love the 1800's also. Have you read Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers? That's an amazing story set during the gold rush period!

And, yes, I love Dr. Quinn-I received the complete boxed set of dvds a couple of Christmas's ago. Hubby got major points for that! Lol. Sully definitely wears leather well. :)

Thanks for your insighful comments. I love these kind of discussions and getting to know you better! Enjoy your weekend as well. :)

Christina B said...

Laura, I know you're a fellow Mohicans admirer too-love that! As I was posting the pic of Hawkeye and Cora, I got a sudden "itch" to watch again, as it's been a while. :)

The 18th century is pretty awesome and I do love books set during that period-especially yours! I have read Julie Lessmans's Daughter's of Boston and the first in her Winds of Change, and really love them. I know her last in the series is about the Prohibition, so I'm excited for that!

And you like DQ too! I was so excited to find the complete set on Amazon for a really good deal-only around $60 with free shipping. I also want to get Little House on the Prairie, as that was another favorite from childhood. :)

Thanks for the compliment on my blog header. I wanted to add a little something to help it stand out on the front. I know I said it already, but I really love the new look on your blog also! It really seems to fit you. :)

Have a great weekend!

Michelle said...

Hi Christina! And how fun to see you here, too, Laura! : )

It's great to know that you're a DQ fan as well, Christina! Originally, I bought the DVDs on amazon, but then I won the complete boxed-set, so I sold the ones that I had bought on eBay. I haven't watched an episode in quite some time, but *need* to soon. ;-)

I see that The Last of the Mohicans is available for instant viewing on Netflix, so I plan to watch it soon. : )

I have read Redeeming Love, and it's one of my favorites! Such a powerful story!

I like Little House on the Prairie, too, though I haven't seen all of the episodes yet. I watch it every now and then when I catch it on the Hallmark Channel.

Another one that I like is The Waltons, though I haven't watched it in awhile. They have the reruns now on Gospel Music Channel.

And I agree, it's great getting to know you better, too. : )

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Christina B said...

Michelle, it's so nice that you and Laura are DQ fans like me! :) I don't have a lot of friends who seems to like period films/shows that much, so it's nice chatting with you ladies about them. I bought the first season of DQ on ebay also, but when I saw the complete series for sale, I realized it was much cheaper to buy it that way. And it saved a lot of shelf space too!

So glad you're going to watch Last of the Mohicans-let me know what you think afterwards! There are some scenes that still make me catch my breath because they're so sigh worthy... :)

Redeeming Love is definitely one of my all time favs, and this reminds me I need to re-read it soon.

I grew up on Little House, so it holds lots of special memories for me. Most every afternoon, once school was finished for the day, us kids would plunk down in front of the tv to watch an episode and I loved them so much! I always wished I was half pint, even though she did get in trouble quite a bit! Lol.

We also watched The Waltons, though not as much as Little House. I always liked the end when they'd show the lights going off inside and everyone saying goodnight to each other. Heartwarming. Maybe I can get those dvd someday. :)

Hope you're having a great day, Michelle!

Cathy said...

Hi Christina, I just found your lovely blog and I'm following!

I love history and I love the quote you posted. I often wonder who may have walked across my yard hundred's of years ago!

I haven't watched 'The Last of the Mohicans' in years. It was such a good movie. I need to watch it again.

God bless, I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog. :)

Christina B said...

Hi Cathy!

I'm so glad you found my blog and came over to say hi! :)

It's neat discovering another history and Mohicans lover. I find myself thinking about how times have changed over the years, and how awesome it would be to see past events with my own eyes...Guess I'm a bit of a dreamer, in that aspect. :)

Thanks again for stopping by, and I look forward to getting to know you better, Cathy!

Michelle said...

I just finished watching The Last of the Mohicans -- wow! Very intense! So many scenes had my heart pounding, and I agree on the "sigh worthy" scenes. The movie was very well done, and I don't know how I managed to miss it for the past 20 years. So glad that you and Laura encouraged me to watch it. :)

As a funny aside, somewhere along the line I had it in my mind that Tom Cruise played Nathaniel's character. Don't know why I thought that, lol. That casting certainly wouldn't have played out as well. Hawkeye and Cora seem to be perfectly cast.

Hope you enjoyed your weekend!

Christina B said...

Oh, so glad you watched and liked LOTM, Michelle! Even though I've seen it half a dozen times or so, I still get the same rush of exhilaration with each viewing, especially when the majestic soundtrack starts playing at the beginning... :)

Lol, it's weird to think of Tom Cruise being in this movie. I often wonder how much different, for better or worse, a film would turn out with different actors. But I don't think in this case, that would have been a welcome change. :) I think Daniel Day Lewis and Madeleine Stowe, as Hawkeye and Cora, have great chemistry together-they're definitely one of the reasons I love the movie so much. And the action scenes are so suspenseful and well done too!

I had a nice weekend-always seems too short though. :) Hope yours was good as well!

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