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December 28th, 2011

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04:47 pm
Work had me in the office, and then it was rounding at the nursing homes, so I got home moderately late. Once settled in the den, we put on a disc from Netflix, and watched The Help, which I thought was a brilliant film. It deals with Jackson, Mississippi in 1963, and though I was very small then, I recall the era, even if I've never been in the place. I'd recommend seeing it, and I can only hope that we've advanced from those days.

Earlier in the day, before leaving for work, I read a chapter or so in a book by JMS, called Othersyde, which is essentially a horror novel, and not my typical cup of tea. I thought he was doing pretty well with the characters, but the plotline disinterested me, so I set it aside.

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Date:December 28th, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
It's a movie about black women doing housework and other duties in white homes in Jackson, Mississippi in 1963. A white woman, college-educated, wants to get a job with a publishing firm, and gets the idea of interviewing black staff members from various homes, which at that time in the South was illegal, especially if the work was inflammatory.

It's a terrific film.

Date:December 28th, 2011 11:22 pm (UTC)
Love love love The Help!!! Mom was at U of A (or still at Montevallo) at that time. She said it was pretty accurate for the time and location.

We both enjoyed it. And cried, and laughed...

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Date:December 29th, 2011 05:31 am (UTC)
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