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Friday, August 07, 2009

She at the Church, She Getta Mar-eed....
Yesterday during my lunch, I was catching up on the news and saw that John Hughes died of a heart attack.

A little bit of my teenage years came to a crashing halt.

Growing up as a pre-teen and teenager through the 80's, like many, I had movies on VHS tapes. Movies that were not copied with permission. Movies that friends made by setting the VCR to record from HBO. We would then connect two VCR's together and would tape from one to another.

Having a movie on VHS was something that, in my town, put you a little bit higher on the social ladder. We had all the great ones--including Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Ferris Bullers Day Off and many more.

I see you shaking your head in agreement. Those movies shaped many a teenager.

It also confirmed that I had a major crush on Anthony Michael Hall, braces and all.

When I hit college and was part of a student government group who was working on a bid to host a 7 state regional conference at our university (we won, by the way), it was during that bid process that I met some of my closest friends to this day.

Two of which are my friends Amy & Heather.

When we worked on this conference, we ended up watching 16 Candles quite frequently. When two of our conference friends, Patrick & Brenda got engaged, we quoted the line, "She at the church. She getta mar-eed!"

When Heather got married, we said it.
When Amy got married, we said it.
And when I get married, we'll probably say it (girls...you better say it...)

So, in honor of John Hughes passing, and to give a shout out to my good friends from MACURH 95, I found this on You Tube.





Rest in Peace, John Hughes. Thanks for giving us such great memories. And a movie quote that will connect my friend and I forever.

EDITED TO ADD: You have to check out this post that was sent to me today. AMAZING! Click here to read it.

3 comments:

Caren said...

That post was absolutely amazing...

When Gary was on the way to our wedding location he had to stop at the gated entrance to the community to be admitted by the gardner. He was an older gentleman of asian decent. The boys, to this day, will repeat his comments as they pulled up to the gate and the man shouted out loud..."you are garweee?...your ar getting mah-weed today?" They still laugh.

hulagirlatheart said...

My favorite? The Breakfast Club.

Chanda said...

Stopping by from SITS...
16 Candles was one of my favorites! RIP , John Hughes.