Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Based on "Poor Little Innocent Lamb," a short story by Katherine Patterson, Miss Lettie and Me stars Mary Tyler Moore as Lettie Anderson, an embittered oldster who has been forced throughout her life to sacrifice any chance for lasting happiness. Living on a remote farm with only her handyman Isaiah Griffin (Charles Robinson) as company, Lettie has effectively shut herself off from the rest of the world--and, having done so, is hardly pleased when her 9-year-old grandniece Travis (Holliston Coleman) comes to live on the farm for the summer. Hoping to melt her great-aunt's frozen heart, Travis succeeds beyond her wildest dreams, even bringing Lettie together again with her "lost love" Samuel Madison (Burt Reynolds, an ex-ballplayer turned drug store owner). A "Johnson & Johnson Spotlight Presentation" produced for the TNT cable network, Miss Lettie and Me debuted on December 8, 2002.
aging, handyman, happiness, love, niece, old-flame, summer-vacation