A Christmas Story in September

When my son Todd was a nine-year-old, he was a blustery, exploratory, outside rather than inside boy. He was popular and had many friends. When the movie, “The Christmas Story” came to the screen, we took the kids to see the film. During the movie, Boh, Todd’s older brother, whispered to me and pointed to the screen, “That’s Todd.” Indeed, the kid actor who was playing Ralphie looked just like Todd Cooper. Studying the film cast, we learned that the part of Ralphie was played by Peter Billingsley. Years passed, and my family headed off in different directions. My daughter Robin and her family ended up on a little island in the Keys–Little Torch. Eager to make friends, Robin met a lady neighbor who was friendly, and they began to meet for coffee and chats. During one conversation, the lady mentioned that her son Peter was now a Hollywood director and that he had gotten his start in the movie, “The Christmas Story.” The lady was the mother of Ralphie, a.k.a. Peter Billingsley. Later on, when Peter came to visit his mother, Robin met him, and they have remained friends ever since. A year or two ago, Robin took her daughter to see the play based on the movie.

About bobosbest

I am a 79-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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One Response to A Christmas Story in September

  1. Dimitris says:

    What a small World ha?

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