Movies from My Childhood

Kids Movies

As I mentioned in an earlier Childhood post, my family didn’t own a TV until I was around four years old.  Some of the first movies I remember ever watching were Bambi, the Disney movie, of course; Stagecoach, the first movie John Wayne and John Ford worked together on; and Phar Lap, an Australian movie about a racehorse.

These are other movies that I loved, or remember from childhood…

Animal Movies

The Black Stallion

The Black Stallion Returns


Black Beauty

Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey

Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco


Free Willy

Iron Will

Milo & Otis

Pete’s Dragon

Born Free

National Velvet


The Three Lives of Thomasina

Into the West

Where the Red Fern Grows

Animated Movies

The Lion King


The Return of Jafar

101 Dalmatians

The Fox and the Hound

Beauty and the Beast


Charlotte’s Web

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

The Rescuers

The Rescuers Down Under

The Jungle Book

The Aristocats

Kids Movies

The Parent Trap

Flight of the Navigator

Mary Poppins

The Journey of Natty Gann


Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus


A Little Princess

The Mighty Ducks

D2: The Mighty Ducks

D3: The Mighty Ducks

The NeverEnding Story

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids


Angels in the Outfield

A Cry in the Wild


The Man from Snowy River

Return to Snowy River

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

El Dorado

True Grit

The Magnificent Seven



Broken Lance

The Rare Breed

The Sons of Katie Elder

The Man from Utah

‘Neath Arizona Skies

Riders of Destiny

Overland Stage Raiders

Gunsmoke Collector’s Edition – Matt Gets It, Tap Day for Kitty, Hack Prine, and The Killer

The Alamo

Old Movies


The Ten Commandments


Quo Vadis

El Cid

The Bible

Across the Great Divide

Musicals / Shows

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

The Sound of Music

White Christmas





Christian Movies

Gingerbrook Fare – Obedience

Colby’s Missing Memory

The Donut Hole – Jesus Shows Us God’s Love

Kid’s Praise! 4 – Singsational Servants!

Kids’ Praise! 5 – Psalty’s Camping Adventure

Gerbert – The World Around Us

Gerbert – Created for Good Works

Sunday Sing-a-Long Video (Maranatha! Kids)

The ButterCream Gang

The ButterCream Gang in Secret of Treasure Mountain

Children’s Bible Story of Jesus – The Resurrection

Children’s Heroes of the Bible – Joseph & his Coat of Many Colors

The Greatest Adventure – The Miracles of Jesus

Day 8 – First Love Song

A Song That Reminds You Of Your First Love

I know I’m weird, but I’m a bit sketchy on how to define “first love”, so I’m just going to include a song for my first two serious loves.  I wasn’t ever in an official relationship with the first, and the second was very short-lived, so…yeah, here’s both…  BigGrin

“Sly” by The Cat Empire

Michael introduced me to a lot of Australian music, and The Cat Empire was by far my favorite.  There’s a handful of their songs I could’ve chosen from, but this is the most strongly-associated song.  Michael and I used to listen to it together all the time.  Unfortunately for me, the situation with him was unrequited, but we had a lot of good times and I loved him for a long while.  I call it my Phantom-complex…going for the mysterious guy who can’t emotionally connect.  But I’m learning and growing!

“Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers

This song often plays in my head when I think of L.  She was the first girl I fell in love with and I still miss her.  She never knew I associated this song with her…in fact, the other song I was considering for her is a very violent and totally unromantic song.  But I decided to go with the one that has an emotional tie rather than a literal one, so I skipped the song she sent me and went ahead with this one that always makes me homesick for her.  I hope she’s happy, wherever she is.

Here’s Daddy’s!  :)

A Song that Reminds Me of My “First Love”

Today’s challenge was actually rather simple. I consider my first love to be a girl by the name of Kayla. Although I did love a girl before Kayla, that to me was more of a puppy love thing and didn’t really go anywhere at all. To me, Kayla was my first serious girlfriend. She was a fair bit younger than I, so this ended up as “our song”. I still can’t listen to it without thinking of her… I remember I used to drive up in front of where she lived just BLARING this song. I didn’t care that it was an old song or if I got weird looks, I was in love.