My children would say that I need a chauffeur, but this post is not about my driving ability. This is about “Driving Miss. Daisy”! After she demolished her 2 car garage and shed, her son decided she needed a chauffeur. Her response? “It was the car’s fault!” I really like Miss.Daisy. 🙂
Last night my husband and I went with a friend to see the play, “Driving Miss.Daisy”. It was a spur of the moment decision and we are so glad we went. We have always enjoyed the movie and the play was superb!
If you never saw the movie, I highly recommend it! Morgan Freeman, Jessica Tandy and Dan Akroyd star in it. It is more than just a comedy about a older lady who doesn’t want to give up her right to drive. It is a tender tale about the bond of friendship. Warms the heart, as you watch how a friendship grows. A friendship that grows strong, back in the time where friendship between the white and black races were not common.
Miss.Daisy may have a tad of a strong will! Oh, and don’t drive over 19mph! Hoke, the chauffeur has a mind of his own to and he is quick to tell her that they may as well be walking if they are going to drive that slow!
We may live in a small town, but we are fortunate to have 2 theaters close by. We don’t usually go 2 week-ends in a row like this past week, but we couldn’t pass up Anne of Green Gables from last week and then Driving Miss.Daisy. What made seeing this play even more special was the actress who played “Miss.Daisy”.
Our one playhouse is in the lovely woods and it is known for having times of bringing famous actors and actresses in to star in their plays. It may not be the ones that are big stars right now, but that is Okay! A couple years ago we saw Steel Magnolias and Melissa Gilbert starred in it. I loved Little House on the Prairie as I was growing up, so it was a real treat to see her! This year, Michael Learned starred as Miss.Daisy. The lady who played Olivia Walton in The Waltons, another childhood show that I grew up on.
Who would think that a little Playhouse nestled in the woods of a small community would attract famous stars. But it has, and for those of us who live here we smile. Who needs Hollywood. 🙂 John Ritter got his start at the Totem Pole Playhouse!
You just never know what hidden gems may be in your very backyard and at your own Cracker Barrel Restaurant. My friend who waitresses, said how one of the actor’s from the Tv series Scrubs was there one night. He had been performing at the Totem Pole Playhouse for a couple weeks.
I kind of diverted from the real purpose of this post. Watch “Driving Miss.Daisy”, it really will warm your heart and make you smile. It will prove how sometimes the friendships that we develop can surprise us and show once again what a priceless, wonderful gift Friendship is!