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You can't choose your relatives and many of us know that to our cost Blink

BUT today you can . . . for one day only choose who you would like to be your fantasy family . . .

ie I would choose Anthony Hopkins as my father in his character role in Meet Joe Back.

Or James Stewart and June Allyson in the Glen Miller Story.

Or James Stewart and Donna Reed in It's a Wonderful Life . . .

So who would your fantasy family be . . .

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Posted at 3rd Nov 2009 - 01:02PM   Posted by Westerwitch   Relatives Comments: 22

Toady's Avatar The Waltons
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Posted by: Toady on 3rd Nov 2009 at 01:15PM

Preseli Mags's Avatar The Simpsons

Posted by: Preseli Mags on 3rd Nov 2009 at 01:17PM

Jaynebeth's Avatar I'd like:
Dad - Bruce Willis (Die Hard)
Mum - Julie Walters (Mrs Weasley - Harry Potter)
Aunts - Frances & Jet Owens (Practical Magic)

Posted by: Jaynebeth on 3rd Nov 2009 at 01:20PM

Gawd - I wouldn't want any actor/actress as a parent/sibling, they are mostly more dysfunctional than my own family and that's saying something!

In my fantas,y I would have been found under a gooseberry bush and raised by Brumbies, ably assisted by an army of cats.

Posted by: Zoe on 3rd Nov 2009 at 01:59PM

Westerwitch's Avatar You're not actually picking actors, or actresses - you are picking a fantasy family ie a film they were in and the family they played . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 3rd Nov 2009 at 02:05PM

that's as maybe - I am sticking with the brumbies and cats Laughing

Posted by: Zoe on 3rd Nov 2009 at 02:07PM

Faith's Avatar The Larkins maybe!

Posted by: Faith on 3rd Nov 2009 at 02:19PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar For brothers and sisters, plus dog I'd have the Famous Five.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 3rd Nov 2009 at 02:25PM

Jaynebeth's Avatar The Addams Family

Posted by: Jaynebeth on 3rd Nov 2009 at 02:29PM

So that I could have sisters, I'd pick the Alcott family.

Posted by: Celtic Heart on 3rd Nov 2009 at 03:19PM

Pipany's Avatar Well, I feel like I have the Reality Waltons already, so I would definitely go for being part of the It's A Wonderful Life Clan Very Happy

Posted by: Pipany on 3rd Nov 2009 at 04:40PM

Fennie's Avatar This is so difficult.

For a father I think I would choose Woody Allan or possibly Dustin Hoffman in Kramer versus Kramer (I would be bound to have two!)

For a Mother I'd choose Katherine Hepburn.

For a brother I think I'd choose Jimmy Stewart - ah - if that wouldn't be too much of a bother.

For an elder sister - Jane Asher
For aunts Felicity Kendall and Helen Mirren
and uncles would be Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton

For god parents I choose exotic and go for Piers Brosnan and Rene Russo from the Thomas Crown Affair.

(This is a silly game - stop wasting my time!)

Posted by: Fennie on 3rd Nov 2009 at 05:48PM

Faith's Avatar As far as the Alcott's go - or rather the March family, I suppose Marmee would be quite a nice mother, but think I'll stick with Ma Larkin for mother. Def don't want the (in my eyes) lax Mr. Bennett for a father. Maybe for brothers and sisters I'd have Jane, Robert, Anthea and Cyril - they had tremendous fun and I always wanted to meet the phoenix and the psammead!

When I was a child reading to myself I didnt know how to pronounce psammead - so mentally I call it a piss-a-meed!

Posted by: Faith on 3rd Nov 2009 at 05:50PM

Westerwitch's Avatar Shocked

Posted by: Westerwitch on 3rd Nov 2009 at 05:55PM

Gawd, Faith, shows the planet I'm on today! Can't even remember and get right my favourite childhood book! Doh!

Posted by: Celtic Heart on 3rd Nov 2009 at 06:11PM

CH I knew straight away who you were talking about and it's one of my favorites too. Have the newer version of the film which I could watch over and over, practically wear the thing out (vhs). I should get a DVD copy. Wink So can I come join you for today?

p.s. did you know there was a series called, "Little Men" ? Only aired briefly on Hallmark channel though, sadly. Loved that one too.

Posted by: Seashell Cosmos on 3rd Nov 2009 at 07:50PM

Very Happy Two of us then, SC, on Planet Deb today. Laughing If you are on your way, I'll get the hot chocolate and snacks ready. Yes, Little Men was one of the books that followed on from Little Women.

Posted by: Celtic Heart on 3rd Nov 2009 at 08:08PM

Patsy's Avatar Fantasy family..Bertie Woosters lotLaughing

Family and friends with names like Aunt Dahlia, Willoughby Wooster, Gussie Fink- Nottle, Honoria Glossop, Cyril Bassinton-Bassington to say nothing of the Inimitable to be great fun, if more than a little inbred Confused

Posted by: Patsy on 3rd Nov 2009 at 08:38PM

Faith's Avatar CH AND SC - I think the books series went Little Women, Good Wives, Jo's Boys and Little Men - loved them all, got them all!

Posted by: Faith on 3rd Nov 2009 at 09:08PM

Camilla's Avatar I loved the Glen Miller film Westerwitch, such a sad ending though. Loved It's a Wonderful Life also.

Mmm, I used to love watching the series on TV of Little House On The Prairie, they played the Ingalls family, and gave so much love to their children. Uploaded Image

Posted by: Camilla on 4th Nov 2009 at 12:20AM

I'd love to have Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Sean Connery as uncles. From different sides of the family, obviously.

Posted by: Rob-bear on 4th Nov 2009 at 01:12AM

Camilla, used to watch LHOP too and can even visited Plum Creek on a family trip when I was, I think, 10 years old. Very Happy

Posted by: Seashell Cosmos on 4th Nov 2009 at 11:06PM

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