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Monday, December 21, 2009

family legends

 What are some of yours?

One of ours involves the 1959 epic, Ben Hur.

You know the story.  It involves the life of the fictional Judah Ben Hur, a Prince of the Jews in 1st century Judea.

On February 15, 1960, my father, who was then a teacher, took his students to see the movie.  My very pregnant mother accompanied him.

My parents joked that the baby should be born in the theater, and if it were a boy they'd name him Ben Hur.

Of course, it didn't happen.  I was born 3 days later.

But the movie was magnificent, wasn't it?

Here's the chariot race:

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