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Cryin' in the rain...

No, this is not going to be a maudlin essay. In fact, this is an homage, a love letter to my most favoritiest movie ever:  "Singin' in the Rain."

My husband, Don and I just returned from seeing the Fathom Events 60th anniversary screening of this classic M.G.M. movie musical. (60th??)

I have written previously about being a latch-key kid whose electronic babysitter was the "Million Dollar Movie" that aired on the local Los Angeles channel 9.  Each week they aired a different movie eight times a week. That meant that any of the old musicals--especially the M.G.M. library--I saw eight times a week every time they were broadcast.  Some kids grew up reciting Seuss or Pooh, I grew up singing Comden & Green; or Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown.  I took great personal pride that each movie began with the august Leo roar because I was an astrological Leo. So I took it as if it was my private connection to these films.

Before the movie began, the wonderful Robert O…