Tomorrow is May 4th, and I thought I would get you prepared. It is only right that I prepare my readers for a holiday that many do not know about. You’ll need to get out your light sabers and Darth Vader masks because…

Tomorrow is Star Wars Day! Cue music. Da da da da, da, da da da da, da, da da da, da, da da da da.

It all started in Germany in 2005, when a news reporter mis-interpreted the famous line, “May the force be with you.” Instead of saying, “May the force be with you,” he said, “We are with you on May 4th.” Cue laughter. Oh! So funny! It was probably only a matter of time before someone realized May 4th is the best day to celebrate Star Wars, but thank you German TV Star Wars Enactmentchannel N24. *

Now, from the recognition of this Star Wars holiday, you may think I am a Star Wars buff. Nope. You may think I like sci-fi. Nope. I just have a long history of being dragged to all the movies, as well as having all the Star Trek TV shows on in my home.

My mom loved science-fiction and especially Star Wars. She was enamored with space. She actually worked for a company who built rockets and space ships Astronaut(call them what you want since I haven’t a clue what the appropriate words are – sorry mom). From the moment the first Star Wars movie came out, we were going to the big screen. I’ve seen all except for Rogue One (the most recent). I have been wanting to watch them all in the order of time instead of the order they came out. I’m sure now that I’ve written that, it will happen, because you see, my sci-fi exeperiences didn’t stop when I moved out of my mom’s house. I married into the sci-fi world, too. 🙂

Hubby Scott loves all the Star Wars, Star Trek, and so many other life-in-the-galaxy shows that have come out as well. Honestly, I’ve seen Contact way too many times. Throughout the last 26 years, I have continued to follow along in watching. You’d think with all this I would like science fiction. My sweet daughter loves it, too. But, I don’t. The part I do like? Going with my family to sit alongside them while they watch something they love. It is now tradition in my life. I know I’ll need to see Rogue One, but I’m not a fan of violence either, so I’ve hesitated. I know they need to show us why the first Star Wars movie began the way it did, but we do also have imaginations.

Anyway, I hope you didn’t mind me going down memory lane with Star Wars. As my mom is now gone, I love to think how she introduced me to something she loved. I didn’t need to love it, too. I just got to enjoy supporting her in something she loved. Priceless.

So, may the fourth be with you tomorrow!   🙂   Or, more importantly, may the force be with you!


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