April 10, 2011

Movie Monday: Since You Went Away

**giveaway winners announced at bottom of this post!!

This week one of my all-time favorites is coming on TCM:

SYWA is a WWII homefront movie about a woman and her two teenaged daughters living without their father. In fact, the movie begins with the mother returning from taking her husband to the train to deploy. The movie is, really, about how a family in WWII dealt with deployment.

Immediately, of course, their lives are turned upside down. Their household income is slashed, they have to rent out the rooms in their house to make ends meet, and they and the rest of the community are living on food rations and without part of their families.

In the process, they find love, lose love, make new friends, lose old ones, and find out they are made of stronger stuff than they realized before deployment.

This is a long movie, and it definitely has its tear-inducing moments. But overall I find it encouraging and uplifting, even empowering. It's going to be on TCM Wednesday, 4:00/3:00C PM. Set your DVRs, and thank me later.

Now, for the news you've all been waiting for: giveaway winners!!

First, for the My ThirtyOne giveaway:

The winner is......

And for the Righteous Indignation book giveaway:

the winner is....
Yay Jessica and Sarah!! Thanks to everyone who entered. Jessica and Sarah, leave me your emails below so I can get in touch with you and get you your prizes!!

And don't forget, this is the last day to enter the awesome PartyLite giveaway!! Head over now!


  1. =D Yay!! Can't wait to read it! And I guess it's only fair since you won my book giveaway. Do you have my address?

  2. Is Shirley Temple in that too? I need to watch this!

  3. yay!!! I am sooo super excited!!! my email address is lifeofanairmanswife@gmail.com


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