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Friday, August 25, 2006

When Men Were Gentlemen and Women Were Ladies

The scene: The National Portrait Gallery. Hey Pretty and Companion are surveying a display of Tiffany glass pieces.

Companion: If you had to choose any other time in history to live in what would you choose?

Hey Pretty: I've always been fascinated by the 1920's. The music, the literature, the design, the feeling of progress and change that must have permeated the era. Plus, I would have been a pretty kick-ass flapper. What about you?

Companion: America in the 1840s through the 1860s.

Hey Pretty: Why's that?

Companion: It was a different time. Men were still gentleman and women were still ladies, yet the west was still wild and unclaimed, still a little dangerous.

Hey Pretty: (thinking to herself) Kiss me, sailor.

End scene.

And that my friends, was last night in a nutshell. The man was a gentleman and the woman was a lady, yet there was something there a little wild and unknown. And he opened the car door for me. The *car* door. Kiss me, sailor, indeed.

5 Comments:

Blogger Michael J. West said...

This Companion guy is a mensch. Good on ya.

That said, I'm with you. It's all about the '20s. The jazz age! Art deco! Speakeasies! The movies!

Just make sure, when you go back in your time machine, that you liquidate all of your assets in September 1929.

4:38 PM  
Blogger Irish Red said...

The Southern Bell in me screams - Sipping Mint Jullips on a Georgia plantation in a hoop skirt!

But then there's that whole civil war thing....

6:17 PM  
Blogger the good doctor said...

Mmmmm, the mid-19th century. You could still own slaves then - so no ball-busting labor was required - and the government was cool with you killing brown people right here in America!

Man, nowadays you have to travel halfway across the world before the government lets you shoot brown people.

9:26 PM  
Blogger Hey Pretty said...

man, you are such a buzz kill sometimes.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Irish Red said...

that's not what i meant...FINE...i'll sip mint jullips in new york in a hoop skirt.

10:04 PM  

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