Red Dawn. Friday Night. My backyard.

Movie Night #3.

When I was a kid, my grandparents lived in Bull Shoals, Arkansas. I always spent a month or so down there every summer. I don’t think my grandpa ever bought any meat in his life. He killed it himself mostly from a tree and always with a bow and arrow.

When I was six or seven, I remember my grandpa taking me out into the woods of Arkansas for a few days to “teach me how to live off the land…because someday you’re going to have to know.” This statement referred to the Cold War potential invasion.

And then I saw Red Dawn when I was 10 or so…

He’s still climbing trees and shooting things with his bow and living off the land at age 90. And now I live in NYC and can live stream Red Dawn.