Simply Sandra review
"Brats: Our Journey Home"
Sandra Okamoto, Simply Sandra, Reporter, Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Columbus, GA
May 23, 2007
As always, I'm having problems getting my computer to work so I can blog.
I think I've got the problem licked now.
Last Friday, I went to the Columbus State University Cunningham Center for Leadership Development
to see "Brats: Our Journey Home."
I'd seen the documentary before, but I watched it at home by myself.
This time, I was surrounded by military brats. And boy, was it great!
It didn't matter how old you are, what ethnic background, what you do for a living.
Almost everyone in the room was a brat. And proud to be one.
Filmmaker Donna Musil was great, greeting people she hadn't seen in a long time and
graciously meeting people for the first time.
I was able to see her mother, Dena, for the first time in a long time. She looked
wonderful, as she always does.
It was strange that people came up to me, saying, "I didn't know you were a brat."
How could they not know?
Eve Tidwell and the God Bless Fort Benning folks were so very thoughtful. Eve said she knew
that at 6 p.m., people wouldn't have time to go home and eat. So she gave boxes of snacks
and drinks to everyone who came in the door. And who doesn't like popcorn at the movies?
I spoke to a lot of people and had a great time.
Donna, you did a great job!
By the way, Apolo Anton Ohno won "Dancing with the Stars," just as I had hoped he would.