July 15, 2010
I am *very* excited to announce that I'm hosting a blog-a-thon over at the LAMB!!
If you were born anytime after 1900, chances are you spent a nice chunk of your summer vacations as a kid watching movies. My grandmother used to spend every summer Saturday at the movies with her friends, followed up by a race to the soda fountain at the local drugstore. My mom loves telling me stories about how she used to pull the mattress off of her bed on the first day of summer vacation and camp out in front of the family television for the next two months, enjoying all of the classic films they used to show on late night tv. As for myself, I used to build a fort (sans-mattress) in the living room and watch my Disney classics collection on repeat until school started again.
Summer brings with it an air of nostalgia -- not just of ice cream trucks, swing sets and pool parties, but of the movies we grew up with during summer vacation. So for this blog-a-thon, my idea is to write about our favorite summer childhood movies and memories. Whether you want to watch an old favorite and re-evaluate the declaration you made at age nine that it was the best movie EVER, or just reminisce about how the boat scene in Willy Wonka used to scare the bejesus out of you (and still does.)
Whether you grew up on kid-friendly classics or Hammer horror films, as long as you watched it when you were little, it counts!
The blog-a-thon posts will be published over three days - August 16th, 17th and 18th on the LAMB blog. When you have your post ready, you can e-mail me a link at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Summer Blog-a-thon." The absolute deadline for sending a link is August 17th.