Weekend Wisdom: Olivia and Melanie

Welcome to August!

Today’s Weekend Wisdom pays tribute to two time Academy Award-winning actress Olivia de Havilland who played Melanie Hamilton Wilkes in Gone With The Wind. Ms. De Havilland moved to heaven this week at the age of 104 years old.

I felt ‘Gone with the Wind’ would last five years, and it’s lasted over 70 and into a new millennium. There is a special place in my heart for that film and Melanie. She was a remarkable character – a loving person – and because of that, she was a happy person. And Scarlett, of course, was not.

Olivia de Havilland

Gone With The Wind is my favorite movie, followed very closely by The Sound of Music and then Jaws.

“Be kind to Captain Butler. He loves you so.”

Melanie Wilkes (speaking to Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind)

So be kind and loving to the Captain Butler’s (the bad boys and girls) in your life. We certainly need more people loving others nowadays.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to encourage widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. A graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, she’s used those skills while managing call center teams, co-facilitating a grief support group, and helping small businesses with various writing and administrative assignments. Michele is a bookworm, and a lover of history, chocolate, red roses, and golden retrievers. She is also the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com

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