What the Beck???
Livingston County Courthouse
Last week, I continued working on my family genealogy. I am now going a little further south to Pontiac, Illinois. I found no information at the LaSalle County Courthouse, so I am now going to the second courthouse that has to do with Streator, Illinois. This clerk’s office is in the original building which is beautiful.
|I thought the building was breathtaking!|
|The hallways were dark, but I think you |
can see the beautiful ornate ceiling.
|The floor was amazing, too.|
Bucket List Update
Academy Award Nominated Movies
starring:: Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet
plot – The amazing story of the “unsinkable Titanic.”
I have seen many movies about the Titanic, but it is obvious how this one won the Academy Award for best picture. There were so many stars that I only listed the two main characters. Everything about this movie was just spectacular. I can’t believe that I waited this long to see it.
1940 The Long Voyage Home
starring: John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Barry Fitzgerald, and Ward Bond
plot – The story about the men who worked aboard a freighter in the prewar years.
This one was too slow for me, and the topic is not really my cup of tea.
1975 Barry Lyndon
starring: Ryan O’Neal and Marisa Berenson
plot – The story of an adventurer on his journey in the army as a counterspy. It also showed his life as a father/husband.
Good acting by Ryan O’Neal, but I didn’t really enjoy this one. This movie lost the Academy Award to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
1968 The Lion in Winter
starring: Katharine Hepburn and Peter O’Toole
plot – The life and times of King Henry the Second and his wife Eleanor of Aquitane.
It seemed like I was watching the longest play of all time.
1963 America America
starring: Stathis Giallelis and Frank Wolff
plot – A story written from the viewpoint of a Greek immigrant who comes to the USA for a better life.
I liked this movie because it puts you in the role of understanding the difficulty the early immigrants experienced when arriving in the good ole’ USA.