Gizzy in Heaven!

Gizzy in Heaven!
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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Celebrate OZ

Welcome to "Celebrate Ozz" with Linda Oma's Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts where we celebrate all things Wizard of OZ today.

I'm also having a drawing at the end of the day for some small "surprise" door prizes for a few lucky visitors who leave a comment on this post.

Here you can view and listen to Judy Garland singing Over the Rainbow:

See lyrics here:

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high,
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Skies are blue,
And the dreams that you dare to dream
Really do come true.

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far
Behind me.

Where troubles melt like lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me.

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly.
Birds fly over the rainbow.
Why then, oh why can't I?

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?

Did you know that Dorothy Gale is the protagonist of many of the Oz novels by American author L. Frank Baum? Besides her dog, Toto (played by a Cairn Terrier in the movie) she also had several other pets, including her white/pink/purple kitten, Eureka, a cow named Imogene and a pet chicken called Billina.

I did not grow up with this movie (nor the books) because I lived in Germany with very little TV, but when I first saw the movie on television in the United States, I fell in love with it... there's a moral to this story, like many of the Fables (and Fairy Tales) I grew up with.

Life is what you make it and our imagination can take us anywhere - even way up high over the rainbow where little blue birds fly...

Be sure and write a comment if you want to be included in my door prize drawings!


Caryn said...

I could watch this movie over and over again. Its magical.

Ann said...

When I was a kid, The Wizard of Oz used to come on once a year. I always got to stay up late so that I could watch it. I loved the movie and still enjoy seeing it once in a while.

Budding Violinist said...

Count me in!!

Faith said...

Hi Doris, thanks for stopping over to my little place. the picture you asked about is a potholder, the pattern is granny rose. I just finished it up, fun to make, and oh yes I'llmake traditional vintage colors next time. You know how it is when you make something for the first time...and don't know the pattern your a little tight. Have a great day.

Marlene said...

Happy Oz Day, enjoyed your post. Please stop by and have a poppy seed muffin and cup of coffee. And yes I would love to be included in your give away.

Linda in New Mexico said...

Doris, you are a dear. Thank you for your playing at CELEBRATE OZ. It's funny that a lot of folks didn't grow up with reading OZ but do have a love of the movie. The Wizard of Oz was America's first fairy tale.
Thank you for the song, I just love Over the Rainbow. I want to tell you how much it means to me that you wanted to play this first year of Celebrate Oz. I appreciate your trust and enthusiasm. The Olde Bagg, Linda

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Doris! Like Ann, I remember what a special night it always was, when the Wizard of Oz was being aired on t.v.!! Just once a year, this put our appreciation of the movie much higher I think, than what kids generally might feel today, as they can simply and readily watch it whenever they WANT to, on DVDs! Still, I love that I too, can now watch it whenever I want, and it hasn't diminished my appreciation one bit!!... Have a great weekend, and hugs to Gizzy! ~tina

Mina said...

What a lovely post! I have always loved this movie. Thank you for coming by earlier and joining in my bit of silliness. Have a wonderful Ozzy day!

Clara said...

This movie was always a source of wonder for me. I loved to escape within the little adventure with Dorothy and Toto and all of her friends. I'm afraid the witch forever
gave me a chill down my spine. They did such a great job of making her wicked. Please enter my name and have a wonderful day!

Boom said...

Hello....I love your little dog. Okay I digress....I am glad that you came to the USA so that you could visit OZ. I also am quite fond of Georgia and you must be a peach because people are so nice when I visit. Quite the crochet artist glad to meet you.

Magaly Guerrero said...

I read the Oz books for the first time when I was 22 years-old. I read the entire series in one summer and wanted more. I, too, was born out of the US and didn't see the movie or read the books until I was an adult. But I found myself smiling like a happy child when I finally discovered that world.

I hope you stop by my blog and join my upcoming party. Let's discover more magical fiction together!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Hi, I loved to watch the movie when I was young .It came on TV once a year; my sisters and I looked forward to watching it every year. This was in the 60's .

Ginny said...

I played Somewhere Ove The Rainbow at my mom's funeral, but a different version. Oh, a surprise drawing!! Such FUN!!!

So Dark So Cute said...

I never saw the movie :-( shame on me! So i had to google for some ideas for my participatian in Lindas OZ party....
So i made the green witch out of clay:-) and now i know more about the movie and really want to see it some day soon!

So Dark So Cute said...

You were my neighbour one day! How cool! I live in Holland :-)

pinkglitterfae said...

I never knew the books existed until today either, although I had seen the movie as a child on tv.
It never loses it's charm

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Indeed, that is a fabulous movie. I cannot even begin to count the number of times I have seen it. And that song - so memorable. Even the grandkids love watching the movie, until the scary parts:)

angelself said...

I also love the song Over the Rainbow. Do stop by my angelself blog and comment to enter the giveaway. Happy Oz Day! Kathryn

Chatty Crone said...

This is my second favorite show in the whole world. THere is a lot of psychological issues in this movie - a lot of write ups about it. I once did a blog on it.

There is no place like home.


Pam of Always Artistic said...

Such a wonderful movie. Yes it has a great message in this film. I didn't know that about Dorothy's other pets, cool!

April said...

Yes! I remember Billina the Chicken very is her EGG that destroys the Evil Gnome King!!!
"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" has always been my favorite song. When I was young and would watch the movie, I would go into my parent's bedroom with my stuffed animals- all by myself- no one else was allowed to enter while I was watching this was sacred. Even now when I hear the opening music, I start to cry. Thank-you for a wonderful stop on my way along the Yellow Brick Road. Oz Hugs, Gramma from Martha and Jane.

Anonymous said...

Hi ... I know I'm a day late, but want to tell you I enjoyed reading your post ... or rather "trying" to sing along with it (LOL)! This party is so fun! Thanks for sharing!

Deborah said...

I like your story of how you explained the lessons to be learned from Oz....dreams are so inportant! i have become a follower...loving the pics of your puppy!
Please count me in your giveaway and please come visit my Oz party..

dalbax2 said...

One of my absolute favorite movies. I watch it every time it is on TV plus I have the 50th anniversary edition on DVD. I remember staying up late when I was younger just to watch it. It never gets old.......

Tess said...

I've watched the Wizard of Oz almost every year that I can remember as a child and many years as an adult. I love the story line and the fantastical sets. Have you ever seen the new version? Not nearly as good as the classic. A totally different storyline and yet almost the same.