The year was 1977. I remember my mom coming back from the theatre with my younger brother and sister and telling me I really needed to go see this movie, Star Wars. It didn't really sound all that interesting at the time.
My boyfriend, now husband, concurred with my mom. I absolutely had to see it, he said. So I did.
And I was hooked.
Not only did I love the movie, but I remember late nights in Denny's after the Empire Strikes Back came out, discussing the implications of Darth Vader being Luke Skywalker's father. Was it true? Was Vader just messing with Luke's mind? Then came the long lines and repeated visits to see Return of the Jedi. Star Wars may have been a clever original, but Return of the Jedi still remains my favorite.
We won't discuss the three that came after. I'd rather pretend they never happened. Despite that, you absolutely must celebrate Star Wars Day!
A friend of mine posted this picture on Facebook, and I totally love it!
There is just no other way to celebrate today than sitting down for a movie watching marathon of the three original Star Wars movies. Not the later released original versions with added scenes, but the original theatrical releases.
I really wish I had a copy of these cookbooks:
The Star Wars Cookbook - Wookie Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes
The Star Wars Cookbook II - Darth Malt and More Galactic Recipes
and if you have younger kids, this one would be a fun addition to have:
The Star Wars Craft Book
Barring having any of these books, go pop some popcorn and set yourself up comfortably for a day (or evening) of pure sci-fi fun!