A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, I read about 29 pages then fell asleep and was forced to watch the movie. It was all rather depressing, although, the 1945 movie did have Joan Blondell, which, for me, is always a selling point...it was the only reason I was able to tolerate that horrifying disaster series Here Come The Brides. Blondell is a Virgo and that may be an added selling point, who doesn't love a Virgo?
A later television version had Cliff Robertson, and I still liked him at the time, (when he started doing commercials for AT&T he became a pain, however he is a Virgo, so I can forgive him), but it also had the annoying Pamelyn Ferdin, she had a whiny voice and always looked both constipated and anemic, so that did in the small screen version, I mean I realize the family was dreadfully poor, but they she looked like they'd been selling her blood for profit (Ferdin is an Aquarius as well, which never bodes well)
I am not fond of sardines, I've eaten them and can tolerate them, never considered mustard for them, but doubt that it would make them any worse.
I may return to this thread later to see how it's going, is that a good idea?