Notice the little Darth Vader Pug
I have been waiting for a couple days to write this - I'm so excited.
My grandson is an avid, did I say AVID Star Wars lover. To the point of OCD maybe like his grandma.
His uncle, my son, lives out of town and he's such a great role model for my grandson, his nephew. I try to keep them close without either of them knowing what I am up to. I am a sneaky grandma too - but a person has to do what a person has to do - you know what I mean?
My son loved Star Wars growing up. He still has his originally 'stuff'. (He loves it so much he didn't want grandson to have it - quite understandably.)
So over the last couple of year we have bought the six movies so my grandson knows Star Wars. Whenever we do connect with my son - the two of them - they play Star Wars (yep) and grandma has known to play too - in fact we were just playing with the light sabers the other day and I broke his being overly zealous - lol.
This is the X-wing fighter he made out of notebook paper!
So through Ebay, Wal Mart, and Toys are us - we have THE COLLECTION. The Millennium Falcon, The X-Wing Fighter, the Tie-fighter, and the Land Speeder - plus about a hundred figures.
I made a Star War rug about 25+ years ago which is now in my grandson's room. When I went to LA my sister bought him a huge R2D2 that speaks and works with a remote. I bought him a huge talking Yoda (my favorite guy - not hard to guess that is it?) for his birthday.
We have sticker books and coloring books. We have posters and sticky's for his room. He has changed it from Ben Ten to Star Wars.
We even did Star Wars Valentine's.
Notice how serious he is.
Okay now for the exciting part - I have a blogger - (doesn't God work in mysterious ways) who just happened to be the voice of Wedge/Red 2. David Ankrum is my angel - probably unaware of how much this has REALLY meant to us. Let's just say we needed something positive right now and here it was. . .
When I blogged about my grandson loving Star Wars - do you know what he did? He wrote me for his address and send my grandson an autographed copy of two pictures. One of the X-Wing Fighter he was in and one of himself. He wrote on one, "I'm hit." And on the other his speaking part, "Red 2 standing by."
Here he is opening it - notice the light sabers he drew on the paper I let him put up on the wall! He's learning the big difference between good and bad.
He's so excited.
Isn't he cute! (Well, actually both 'he's' are cute - lol).
Is this cool or what? Now tell me how this happened? One thing happened, then another, then another - if it didn't make all the twists and turns - this would not have happened. God works in mysterious ways.
Okay - check out this wonderful (angel) man's website at
I believe we have his action figure that came in the X-wing fighter - see him on the left.
Of course we both thanked him privately, but THANK YOU David - we love it!
Anyone old enough to remember him?
James Francis "Jimmy" Durante (February 10, 1893 – January 29, 1980) was an American singer, pianist, comedian and actor. His distinctive clipped gravelly speech, comic language butchery, jazz-influenced songs, and large nose helped make him one of America's most familiar and popular personalities of the 1920s through the 1970s. His jokes about his nose included referring to it as a "Schnozzola", and the word became his nickname.