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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Goodbye Pappy

It was a long time ago (sometime in the fall of 1999) when I first met The Wife’s grandparents. We hadn’t been dating real long at the time, but I already knew how much she loved her Nana and Pappy and (as someone who loved his grandparents) that made me feel good. I don’t remember why Nana and Pappy were in Rock Hill (I feel like they were driving back from somewhere and decided to stop by Rock Hill to meet me). We went to Shoney’s (perhaps the last time I’ve eaten at a Shoney’s) and it was great. Sure, I was nervous, but both Nana and Pappy were very kind to me from the beginning. Maybe it was because they knew how much The Wife loved me… or maybe it was because they were sooooo happy that she was able to land a guy like me even though she had a tattoo. Whatever the reason, I feel like we hit it off.

Over the years, I conversations usually started something like this…
(Me, walking into his den while he is sitting in his chair)

Pappy: “Hello, young man”.
Me: “Hello, Sir”.
Pappy: “You know where the drinks are… feel free to go get one”. Me: “Yes sir. Thank you”. (as I walk to the garage to get a Coors Light)

Pappy passed away late this past Friday night. I had a chance to visit with him last Tuesday and I’m glad I did. We were able to share a memory that made us laugh and you know how much I like to laugh.

He was a larger than life type of man who will be missed very much.

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965 Hop
Tim Hill
James Marsden, Russell Brand (voice), Kaley Cuoco, Hank Azaria (voice), Gary Cole, Elizabeth Perkins, David Hasselhoff, Chelsea Handler and Hugh Laurie (voice)

964 The African Queen
John Huston
Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn

963 Peggy Sue Got Married
Francis Ford Coppola
Kathleen Turner, Nicolas Cage, Catherine Hicks, Joan Allen

962 It's a Great Feeling
David Butler
Doris Day, Jack Carson, Dennis Morgan

961 2 Guns
Baltasar Kormákur
Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, Edward James Olmos, James Marsden, Allie DeBerry

960 Valkyrie
Bryan Singer
Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard, Bill Nighy

959 Long Voyage Home, The
John Ford
John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Ian Hunter

958 Weird Science
John Hughes
Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Kelly LeBrock, Bill Paxton, Robert Downey, Jr.

957 Facing the Giants
Alex Kendrick
Alex Kendrick, Shannen Fields, Tracy Goode, James Blackwell, Bailey Cave, Jim McBride, Jason McLeod

956 Mark of Zorro, The
Rouben Mamoulian
Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Basil Rathbone

955 3000 Miles to Graceland
Demian Lichtenstein
Kurt Russell, Kevin Costner, Courteney Cox, Christian Slater, David Arquette, Kevin Pollak, Howie Long, Ice T

954 The Passion of the Christ
Mel Gibson
Jim Caviezel, Monica Belluci

953 The Judge
David Dobkin
Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Billy Bob Thornton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Sarah Lancaster

952 The Little Mermaid
Ron Clements, John Musker
voices of Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll, Buddy Hackett

951 The Lemon Drop Kid
Sidney Lanfield
Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell

950 Mister Roberts
John Ford
Henry Fonda, James Cagney, Jack Lemmon, William Powell, Betsy Palmer, Ward Bond

949 Snitch
Ric Roman Waugh
Dwayne Johnson, Susan Sarandon, Benjamin Bratt, Barry Pepper

948 Brothers
Jim Sheridan
Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhall, Natalie Portman, Sam Shepard

947 X-Men: Apocalypse
Bryan Singer
James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar Isaac, Nicholas Hoult, Rose Byrne, Tye Sheridan, Sophie Turner, Olivia Munn, Lucas Till, Evan Peters, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Alexandra Shipp, Ben Hardy, Lana Condor, Josh Helman

946 Harry and the Hendersons
William Dear
John Lithgow, Melinda Dillon, Don Ameche

945 Don't Say a Word
Gary Fleder
Michael Douglas, Sean Bean, Brittany Murphy

944 Crazy Heart
Scott Cooper
Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Robert Duvall, Colin Farrell

943 Fear
James Foley
Mark Wahlberg, Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano, William Petersen, Amy Brenneman

942 Ishtar
Elaine May
Warren Beatty, Dustin Hoffman, Isabelle Adjani, Charles Grodin, Jack Weston

941 Tooth Fairy
Michael Lembeck
Dwayne Johnson, Ashley Judd, Billy Crystal, Julie Andrews, Stephen Merchant, Ryan Sheckler

940 Star Trek: First Contact
Jonathan Frakes
Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, James Cromwell, Jonathan Frakes, Alice Krige, Neal McDonough, Marina Sirtis

939 Under Suspicion
Stephen Hopkins
Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Monica Bellucci

938 Girl Crazy
Norman Taurog
Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland

937 Benji
Joe Camp
Patsy Garrett

936 Memoirs of an Invisible Man
John Carpenter
Chevy Chase, Daryl Hannah

935 I Know What You Did Last Summer
Jim Gillespie
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillipe, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Johnny Galecki, Bridgette Wilson, Anne Heche

934 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Stanley Kubrick
Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Slim Pickens

933 Best Defense
Willard Huyck
Dudley Moore, Eddie Murphy, Kate Capshaw, George Dzundza

932 Into the Woods
Rob Marshall
Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Lilla Crawford, Daniel Huttlestone, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, MacKenzie Mauzy, Billy Magnussen, Johnny Depp

931 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Peter Jackson
Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Sean Astin, Andy Serkis, Hugo Weaving, Viggo Mortensen, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Karl Urban, Miranda Otto

930 A Night at the Roxbury
John Fortenberry
Will Ferrell, Chris Kattan, Dan Hedaya, Loni Anderson

929 The English Patient
Anthony Minghella
Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe

928 American Hustle
David O. Russell
Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jeremy Renner, Louis C.K., Michael Pena

927 Woman of the Year
George Stevens
Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn

926 Syriana
Stephen Gaghan
George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright

925 Air America
Roger Spottiswoode
Mel Gibson, Robert Downey, Jr.

924 Melody Ranch
Joseph Santley
Gene Autry

923 United 93
Paul Greengrass

922 A Big Hand for the Little Lady
Fielder Cook
Henry Fonda, Joanne Woodward, Jason Robards

921 Courage Under Fire
Edward Zwick
Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Matt Damon

920 Kingsman: The Secret Service
Matthew Vaughn
Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Michael Caine, Sophie Cookson, Sofia Boutella, Mark Hamill

919 My Friend Irma
George Marshall
Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis

918 The Anderson Tapes
Sidney Lumet
Sean Connery, Dyan Cannon, Christopher Walken

917 Man of the Year
Barry Levinson
Robin Williams, Laura Linney

916 When Harry Met Sally...
Rob Reiner
Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby
[after Sally fakes orgasm in a deli]
Older Woman Customer: [to waiter] I'll have what she's having.

915 Edge of Darkness
Lewis Milestone
Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston

914 The Living Daylights
John Glen
Timothy Dalton
James Bond: "Bond, James Bond"

913 Guns of the Magnificent Seven
Paul Wendkos
George Kennedy, James Whitmore, Reni Santoni

912 The Noose Hangs High
Charles Barton
Abbott and Costello

911 Sully
Clint Eastwood
Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney, Holt McCallany, Jamey Sheridan, Jerry Ferrara

910 Flame of Barbary Coast
Joseph Kane
John Wayne, Ann Dvorak, Joseph Schildkraut

909 A Bridge Too Far
Richard Attenborough
Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Michael Caine, Sean Connery, Edward Fox, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Hardy Krüger, Laurence Olivier, Robert Redford, Maximilian Schell

908 A Letter to Three Wives
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Linda Darnell, Ann Sothern, Jeanne Crain, Paul Douglas, Kirk Douglas

907 Easy Money
James Signorelli
Rodney Dangerfield, Joe Pesci, Jennifer Jason Leigh

906 American Sniper
Clint Eastwood
Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Max Charles, Luke Grimes

905 Kevin Hart: What Now?
Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart

904 Storm Warning
Stuart Heisler
Ronald Reagan, Doris Day, Ginger Rogers

903 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
Chris Renaud/Kyle Balda
Danny DeVito, Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, Rob Riggle, Betty White, Jenny Slate

902 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Peter Jackson
Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Fry

901 Jason Bourne
Paul Greengrass
Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Alicia Vikander, Riz Ahmed, Vincent Cassel, Tommy Lee Jones

900 Man of Steel
Zack Snyder
Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Russell Crowe

899 Gangster Squad
Ruben Fleischer
Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Robert Patrick, Michael Peña, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie, Nick Nolte, Wade Williams, Mireille Enos, Sullivan Stapleton, Frank Grillo

898 Bridge of Spies
Steven Spielberg
Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Austin Stowell, Domenick Lombardozzi, Billy Magnussen

897 Magic Mike
Steven Soderbergh
Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Riley Keough, Cody Horn, Joe Manganiello, Olivia Munn, Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash, Gabriel Iglesias

896 R.I.P.D.
Robert Schwentke
Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon, Stephanie Szostak, Mary-Louise Parker, Marisa Miller, Mike O'Malley, James Hong, Robert Knepper

895 The Hurricane
Norman Jewison
Denzel Washington

894 The Art of War
Christian Duguay
Wesley Snipes, Donald Sutherland

893 Gone Baby Gone
Ben Affleck
Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Amy Ryan, John Ashton, Amy Madigan

892 The Apostle
Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall, Miranda Richardson, Farrah Fawcett

891 Hit the Ice
Charles Lamont
Abbott and Costello

890 All Dogs Go to Heaven
Don Bluth, Gary Goldman, Dan Kuenster
Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Judith Barsi, Vic Tayback

889 Patch Adams
Tom Shadyac
Robin Williams, Monica Potter, Philip Seymour Hoffman

888 54
Mark Christopher
Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Mike Myers, Neve Campbell

887 The Name of the Rose
Jean-Jacques Annaud
Sean Connery, F. Murray Abraham, Christian Slater

886 Hook, Line & Sinker
George Marshall
Jerry Lewis, Peter Lawford, Anne Francis

885 O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Joel and Ethan Coen
George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, John Goodman, Holly Hunter, Charles Durning

884 Easy Rider
Dennis Hopper
Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Jack Nicholson

883 Stuart Little
Rob Minkoff
Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki

882 The Matrix Revolutions
Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski
Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving

881 Sing
Garth Jennings
Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Tori Kelly, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, Scarlett Johansson

880 A Force of One
Paul Aaron
Chuck Norris, Jennifer O'Neill, Ron O'Neal

879 Fame
Kevin Tancharoen
Debbie Allen, Charles S. Dutton, Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally, Bebe Neuwirth, Asher Book, Kristy Flores, Paul Iacono, Paul McGill, Naturi Naughton, Kay Panabaker, Kherington Payne, Collins Pennie, Walter Perez, Anna Maria Perez de Tagle

878 Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach
Alan Myerson
Bubba Smith, David Graf, Michael Winslow, Leslie Easterbrook

877 Major League II
David S. Ward
Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, Omar Epps
"Rube Baker: Women: you can't live with them, and they can't pee standing up.

Jack Parkman: I'm the only winner on this team. The rest of 'em, they're losers. Either by choice, or by birth.

Tanaka: You have no... you have no…
[looks in translation book]
Tanaka: marbles! You have no marbles!
Cerrano: Marbles? Huevos?

Harry Doyle: Rick Vaughn gets the starting call today. We're told he matured a lot over the winter. Apparently he's bathing now. Congratulations, Rick. As you know, Monte, Vaughn's been working on a couple of new pitches, the Eliminator and the Humilator, to complement his fastball, the Terminator.
Monte: I heard that.
Harry Doyle: Dynamite drop-in, Monte. That broadcast school has really paid off.

Harry Doyle: You know I used to hate Parkman when he was with the A's. It's amazing how a new uniform can change your attitude about a guy.
[covers Mic]
Harry Doyle: He's still a dick.

Harry Doyle: My God! Good news fans, the Indians are showing signs of life for the first time in weeks. As a matter of fact they appear to be beating the crap out of each other. It looks like Willie Hayes is trying to hit Rick Vaughn, and why not, everyone else in the league does. Hayes swings and misses. I don't know Monte, it looks like Vaughn is carrying his left a little low. This could hurt him in the later rounds.
876 North Dallas Forty
Ted Kotcheff
Nick Nolte, Mac Davis, G. D. Spradlin, Charles Durning

875 Backdraft
Ron Howard
Kurt Russell, William Baldwin, Robert De Niro, Scott Glenn, Donald Sutherland, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rebecca De Mornay, Jason Gedrick, J.T. Walsh

874 Absolute Power
Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Judy Davis, Scott Glenn, E. G. Marshall, Dennis Haysbert

873 The Notebook
Nick Cassavetes
Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner, Gena Rowlands

872 Pardon My Sarong
Erle C. Kenton
Abbott and Costello

871 Fancy Pants
George Marshall
Lucille Ball, Bob Hope

870 For Whom the Bell Tolls
Sam Wood
Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman
Maria: I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go?

869 Dutiful But Dumb
Del Lord
The Three Stooges

868 Passenger 57
Kevin Hooks
Wesley Snipes, Bruce Payne, Tom Sizemore

867 Everything Must Go
Dan Rush
Will Ferrell, Rebecca Hall, Michael Peña, Christopher C. J. Wallace, Glenn Howerton, with Stephen Root and Laura Dern

866 Staying Alive
Sylvester Stallone
John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes
Laura: Oh, don't take it personally.
Tony Manero: I've got to. There's no one else in the room!

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