Monday, September 3, 2007
Mama's Bank Account
Friday evening I searched Mum's bookshelf in the dining room and found eight books I'd like to read this fall. One book I chose was Mama's Bank Account and having seen the movie version as a child on OETA movie club with my siblings and Gramzie, I decided it was time to read it for myself. And so at 10:30pm I delved in and read half of it, and finished the other half this evening.
The format is more like a series of short stories rather than a lengthy novel. The story is of a Norwegian immigrant family of seven living in circa. 1910's San Fransisco and the hardships of everyday life, and how Mama's wise and frugal ways influence the family.
Would be a great book to read aloud.
Mama's Bank Account by Katheryn Forbes 1943
The Video is called, I Remember Mama (1948)
Irene Dunn plays Mama