Monday, February 11, 2008

Saving Private Ryan

I watched it last night. Not because I wanted to but because my hubby watches everything and anything that has to do with WWII. For those of you who don't know, Saving Private Ryan is a movie staring Tom Hanks. His mission is to find Private Ryan and bring him home. You see, he's the remaining son in a family who'd just lost their three other sons in the war. So sad.

My hubby was there, he lived it. He was at Pearl Harbor when it was bombed, he's been on a sinking ship. I guess that's a part of his life he can't let go and he rarely talks about. I can't tell you the times he's said to me, "This is history, you'll learn something." How can I tell him, I don't want to learn something that's so heart breaking and meaningless?

I wouldn't be good in war. I'm not a coward; at least I don't think I am. I just don't think I have it in me to hurt someone. When I was a kid growing up I remember the couple of scrapes I got into in school, like most kids. This one girl and I got into a fight and my idea of hurting her was sitting on her and pulling off her fake fingernails. Of course, back then they were the stick on kind you bought at the drug store so they were easy to remove. Whenever my sister and I would fight I would run to my bedroom and lock the door, because I didn't want to hurt her.

If I was fighting for my life, or for those I love, that might be different. No, I know it would be different. I want to live like anyone else. However, war will forever be senseless to me.


Sarita Leone said...

That is a sad movie. I generally don't watch sad movies more than once. Love it, though, that you and hubby watch together! :)

Debbie Wallace said...

LOL, I really had no choice. I make him watch sci-fi Saturday with me:)

margaret blake said...

Funnily enough, Debbie, John wanted to watch "Band of Brothers" while he has not been well. We both love this series and my son bought me the dvd. We owe so much to guys like your hubby and those who went through both World Wars. I always make sure I buy a poppy on the 11th November!

Love Margaret.

Kathleen said...

That is a fantastic movie but hard to watch. Saw Memphis Belle with my husband and it truly brought home the sacrifices those brave soldiers made.

Debbie Wallace said...

You know Margaret, Earl is hooked on "Band of Brothers", too!

Debbie Wallace said...

Memphis Belle? I'll have to ask hubby if he's seen it. It doesn't ring a bell with me, though.

You're right, those soldiers are brave, on both sides. And some of them are so young. My hubby lied about his age when he was in WWII because he felt so strongly about fighting for his country. He was only seventeen!