Weekend Assignment #60: Recount an interesting moment in your life that somehow involves Star Wars. It can be deeply tangential -- it doesn't have to have happened at a Star Wars movie, for example. But let's face it -- for the last 28 years Star Wars has been part of the common culture. Surely there's an interesting moment in your life in that time, in which Star Wars, its characters or its merchandise has been a part of it.
I confess, I am not a big fan of "Star Wars". But I do have a memory connected with the movie. My son was eleven years old, and my daughter was nine. I somehow managed to talk Cliff into taking us to the Henrietta drive-in to see Star Wars. Now, you'd have to have seen the Henrietta Drive-in to appreciate it. It was sort of out in a cow-pasture, near the Henrietta bowling alley (both long gone). You had to put on lots of mosquito repellent before you went to see a movie there.
As if I weren't bored enough by the movie (I'm sorry, it just isn't my type of story) we took my son's then-best-friend, Jerry, who had seen the movie about six months prior; he insisted on telling us what was going to happen next, over and over. *yawn*
An interesting side-note: Jerry later became my son-in-law, and the father of my grandson, Brett. Yep, my daughter's ex. Nice guy, by the way.
Extra Credit: Ewoks: Cute or Evil? Explain.
What's an Ewok?