How many of these things do you recognize?


List of Star Wars air, aquatic, and ground veh...

List of Star Wars air, aquatic, and ground vehicles (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


The Force.

Darth Vader.

Obi-wan Kenobi.


A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away….

Princess Leia.


Luke Skywalker.


Death Star.

Jabba the Hut.


Han Solo.

All of them, right?

Because Star Wars, released May 25, 1977, is in our culture.

If you’re a real fan, you’ll know which order the films were released in, relative to the time they portrayed.

  • Star Wars actually represents episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
  • The Empire Strikes Back (V, 1980)
  • Return of the Jedi (VI, 1983)
  • The Phantom Menace (I, 1999)
  • Attack of the Clones (II, 2002)
  • Revenge of the Sith (III, 2005)
  • The Clone Wars (2008)

And, coming to theaters near you in 2015, Episode VIII.

Episode IX is in the works.

Fans know that George Lucas is the creator of all the Star Wars stories.

You may know that John Williams wrote the music for the first and second trilogies.

That Harrison Ford played Han Solo and Carrie Fisher played Princess Leia.

And, that James Earl Jones is the voice of Darth Vader.

There are books. There are video games. There are trading cards.

There are Legos. There is a Disney ride.

One of our sons had a Star Wars lunchbox.

He still keeps it in his kitchen, for fun.

The other had Star Wars sheets.

How old were your children when Star Wars was released?

How many episodes have you seen?

What was your favorite?

Who was your favorite character?

Good and evil.

Learning from masters.

Epic, galaxy-sized conflicts.

Have your grandchildren seen any of the films?

36 years of entertainment.

Thank you, George Lucas.


Carol Covin, Granny-Guru

Author, “Who Gets to Name Grandma? The Wisdom of Mothers and Grandmothers


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