Friday, December 18, 2015

The Force is Strong with These Two

Bet you can't guess where Mom Paula is going today!
Truffle with Mom Paula's Luke Skywalker and Yoda action figure

Mom Paula is old enough to remember standing in line for the very first Star Wars movie.  She's seen all of the movies multiple times in the theater and has the DVDs at home.  One day she say she will be able to afford the BluRay versions.  So, she is on annual leave from work until January 4 and she purchased her ticket to see the new Star Wars movie around lunchtime today.  You'll notice the Luke Skywalker action figure in the photo above with Truffle and below with Brulee.  Here's the story behind the action figure.
The Force is strong with this one Young Skywalker
Mom Paula taught middle school mathematics for 17 years prior to being a college professor.  She was mentoring a new mathematics teacher back in the early 90s and they became close friends.  Mom Paula was always going to LuAnn's classroom to offer assistance.  One day, one of LuAnn's students asked her why Mom Paula kept coming to her classroom.  LuAnn explained that Mom Paula was giving her advice and assistance to help her become a great teacher.  The student replied, "Oh, like Yoda."  A couple of years later, Mom Paula turned 40 (while she was working on her Ph.D) and Grandma Faye had a surprise birthday party for her.  LuAnn came to the party and gave her the Luke Skywalker with Yoda action figure to honor all of the advice and mentoring from Mom Paula.  This figurine stays in our home office.

May the Force be with you today and always!

16 comments:

  1. I love the story behind the action figure!

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  2. Ah, Yoda, The Big Thing, well remembers him... Powerful he was.

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  3. That's a great backstory! I'm probably the only person on this planet who have never seen a Stars Wars film, just clips.

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  4. We hear the movie is really good! We hope Mom Paula enjoys it. The mom will wait until it comes on DVD, probably. ;)

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  5. The woman got up and saw all the Star Wars posts saying how good the movie is and she has half a mind to drive to Columbia to try and catch it with your Mama. Too bad she has so many things to do today and can't! :). She and the Male are talking about next week on Christmas Eve morning.

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  6. MOL! We always did like Yoda!!!

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  7. Oh we wuv that story!! Our human brother has all the movies too and he went last night to see the movie :)

    xoxo,
    Ginger, Matt & Matilda

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  8. We hope Mom Paula enjoys it ! Mum is not a fan, she never succeeded in watching a film till the end. Purrs

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  9. Well dat was very nice. Y'all look gawjus as always.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  10. That was a nice story about the figurine.

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  11. Very sweet story. I hope your Mom enjoyed the movie.

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  12. Great story...
    May the force be with you this weekend and always!

    Noodle and crew

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  13. HAH! I hope she loved the movie. Uncle Vince is a crazy Star Wars’ fan. He went to see it in 3-D last night. TW flipped when she saw the tickets were $18.

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    1. Mom Paula went to the matinee and got the senior price so she only paid $12. It was great!

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  14. Enjoy the movie!! Mom wants to see it too!

    The Florida Furkids

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  15. That is such a wonderful story. We know our humans will go see Star Wars sometime during the holidays. How wonderful for you two to have Mom Paula home for a nice long break. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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