Tuesday, April 9, 2013

H is for..........

H is for..........Hobbits.

My dad loved The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Every time we came across one of the Rings movies on TV, Meg and I would joke that my dad was probably watching.

And more times than not, he was.

The man loved him some hobbits. He even told us one time that he'd like to be a hobbit. He figured the shire looked like the perfect place to live.

One of the last Christmas presents my siblings and I gave him was a boxed set of the Rings blu-rays, and the look on his face was priceless. The man was happy to have the shire and those hobbits at his beck and call, and on his prized flat screen, no less.

My dad's been gone a couple years now, but I still think of him every time I see one of the movies on TV.  I haven't seen The Hobbit yet, but Meg and I will watch it with the girls soon. I know it will make me think of my dad, so I know I'll love it.

Any movies remind you of loved ones?


  1. My parents and sister, actually rewatched the whole lord of the rings trilogy after watching the Hobbit.

    Whenever I watch "Dinner for One" I think of my family, because it is a tradition to watch this on new years eve, so I always think of the time when we watched it together.

  2. It's funny how much your Dad loved Hobbits, and actually wanted to be one. Cute story. :)

  3. My father was a huge Star Trek fan. I really thought he would have liked the pre-cursor film directed by JJ Abrams. I can't think of the name of it right now. In fact, I think that there is another one in the works... I thought it was very well done.

  4. My dad loves James Bond. When i was young, it wasn't my brothers, it was me who went to those movies with him.

  5. This made me smile and a little sad.

  6. I haven't seen the Hobbit movie, but many books remind me of my Dad - The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Narnia, the chronicles of Anthropos - and his collections of Martin Gardner columns from Scientific American.

  7. I liked the The Hobbit and looking forward to seeing the next one. Glad your dad liked them too!

    Chuck at Apocalypse Now