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Favorite books: Reading (well-written Christian fiction, biographies and auto-biographies of historical figures and old film stars, health and nutrition online--mercola.com and newstarget.com the two best sources I have found thus far), writing (lists, e-mail--a form of journal writing--love poetry about all kinds of love, not just the romantic kind--I believe reading the work of my heart will give you more of an idea about who I am than any list would do--short stories, novels, book and movie reviews, which you can read, if you like, on http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A3SKTPG5M6ND6/104-5959367-2174329?%5Fencoding=UTF8&;display=public&;page=1), classic films and anything "Gone With the Wind", meal preparation, tennis (table and court), roller- and ice-skating--any fun form of exercise, board games that make you think ("Clue", "Scrabble" and chess are a few of my favorites), geography (maps), cultures, languages, religion--"if there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, I seek after these things".
Movies: "The Night of the Hunter" (religious film noir, 1955), with Robert Mitchum and Shelley Winters, and my favorite black and white film, "Elmer Gantry" (based on the novel by Sinclair Lewis, 1960), with the great Burt Lancaster as Elmer Gantry, and the stunning British beauty, Jean Simmons, as Sister Sharon Falconer, a character patterned after Aimee Semple McPherson, 1920's evangelist and founder of the Church of the Foursquare Gospel, "Gone with the Wind", "Pollyanna" (1960 and my favorite Disney movie, with "Beauty and the Beast" my second favorite), "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (Technicolor musical, 1954), "Young Bess" (costume drama, 1953), also with Jean Simmons as Queen Elizabeth, "Miracle on 34th Street" (the original) and "It's a Wonderful Life", "Charly" (LDS/Mormon cinema), most World War II films before 1960...
Television: Not fond of it, though I do enjoy some of the programs on the National Geographic Channel and the History Channel, and, if they have someone good, the Biography Channel--Nick at Nite and TV Land isn't what it used to be (bring back the glory days of "Get Smart" and "F Troop"!). Favorite comedy: I Love Lucy (and The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour) Favorite drama: Alfred Hitchcock Presents (anthology series).
Books: "Thorn in my Heart", "Fair is the Rose", "Whence Came a Prince" and "Grace in Thine Eyes" by Liz Curtis Higgs (a Christian author and a truly great lady--she wrote me back!), "Redeeming Love" by Francine Rivers (also a Christian author), The Heritage of Lancaster County series, by Beverly Lewis, "The DaVinci Code" and "Angels and Demons" by Dan Brown, "What if Jesus Had Never Been Born?" by D. James Kennedy (minister of the Coral Ridge Hour, and I loved "A Walk to Remember" by Nicholas Sparks, though great literature it is not, "The Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale" (children's book) by Angela Elwell Hunt, the Wemmicks series (a series of children's books) by Max Lucado...