Sunday, December 25, 2016
Ralphie's mom is one wonderful Christmastime mother!
Mrs. Parker of The Christmas Story, played by Melinda Dillon, is so much like my mother growing up. We grew up between a very tropical Cuba and the snows of Wisconsin.
After all, didn't your mother:
1) break up a fight between you and one of the neighborhood kids? She broke up a few, specially one between my brother and I.
Where did mothers get the strength to stop a couple of boys from fighting?
2) put soap in your mouth when you said that awful word?
In our case, it was actually lots of mouthwash and appeals to good old fashioned Catholic guilt!
3) warn you about shooting your eyes out? What boy didn't want to have a rifle?
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