My Mother


My mother hates squirrels, raccoons and all other animals she calls “varmints” and I call “furry children of God.”

My mother can flip the bird with her toes.

My mother had shoulder replacement surgery after being tasered at a cockfight. *

My mother is from Louisiana and grew up in a house with seven brothers and sisters.

She only likes “clean” movies, preferably with a lot of scenery and horses.

I once rented Monster’s Ball and watched it with my mother.  She has not forgiven me.

*  actually she had arthritis but same difference.

And now a loving tribute to the emotionally scarring films of my childhood she made me watch, assembled and created with the help of Rachael Waxler at White House Post:


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