"We just ...worked"
About the Filmmakers
We just ... worked.
“I was outside sweeping the porch.” She recollects. It was fall, and Barbara Cashin, a single mom living in North Carolina, was determined to ignore the man across the street grinning at her. She instead focused in on the dried leaves blowing and dancing about her feet. The man, George Every, sauntered over and attempted a conversation, hoping his thick Bronx accent would intrigue the southern woman.
“Frankly, I tried very hard not to like him at first,” Barbara said. “He didn’t offer to help me sweep. He was a Yankee, not a gentleman.”
George was not deterred by Barbara’s pointed disinterest. He asked her out to dinner Friday night. She frowned and said she had Bible Study, and he promptly suggested, “how about Saturday, then?” She agreed; she couldn’t deny it anymore. He was growing on her.
To this day George continues to grow on Barbara. The date Saturday night went well enough, as they were married less than a year later. Barbara tries to shrug this off, saying, “We already had established careers and grown children. We weren’t young anymore, so there was no need to be engaged for a long time. There was nothing to work out. We just…worked.” She unconsciously reaches for his hand as she says this.
Barbara and George have been on numerous cruises together, traveled Europe, driven across the United States, and are planning to go to Russia this summer, simply because they have never been there. The key to happiness in their marriage and overall life is keeping busy and doing new things. When not traveling, Barbara likes to volunteer at Colonial Williamsburg, and George teaches Geography and History to his grandkids. “I can do a lot for my age!” George says. He cocks his head. “You know what though…I still can’t sweep.”
—Sally Grace Holtgrieve
SALLY GRACE HOLTGRIEVE is a one-of-a-kind individual who uses her love of life to constantly learn and explore. Already well on her way to her bright future, Sally is always ready for a challenge, so long as, in the end, she is able to learn something new. Constantly amazed by the great outdoors, Sally Grace is an avid hiker who relishes every opportunity to get in touch with nature, whether it be in the form of a three-day hike or just soaking in the Sunday sun. Sally Grace is a modern Renaissance woman, looking to drink plentiful from the fountain of knowledge and life.
ZAC GRIGG is an English major with a concentration in Film. This is hardly his first movie. He writes, directs, videos, and edits films for other classes and for fun. Film is Zac’s passion; getting lost in the creation of a movie and spending hours perfecting it is all absolute bliss in his opinion. Zac intends for film to be his career and way of life in the future. He spent time making movies in New York this summer, and can see himself living there permanently, as he loves cities.
Zac also loves the classic film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," spending reflective quiet time on his own, and is generally easy—going and positive about everything. Except wet grass. He hates wet grass.
—Sally Grace Holtgrieve
"Every Moment" (5:16)
a film by Zac Grigg & Sally Grace Holtgrieve
“Frankly, I tried very hard not to like him at first,” Barbara said.