The Truth about Everything – Epilogue

Epilogue

“Can’t we just hear the rest of the story?� Little Nicole spoke up. “I promise we will go to sleep right after that.�

“I guess we can make an exception, Nicole� Henry said, smiling. He looked over at Danielle for approval and she smiled back. That was all the approval that he would need. Henry patted his lap and waited until Nicole came to sit on it. Henri went to sit by his grandfather, Auguste.

“Tell me, what happened after you and Grandmama got married,�

Auguste looked at his wife, Nicole, who nodded her head. With that, he turned back to his grandson.

~~~~~~

At first, Auguste did quit the Royal Guards, but he stayed with the new King at his request. He did move into the manor, which wasn’t all that far from the summer castle in Hautefort. Auguste became not only the King’s bodyguard, but his assistant as well.

This took up a lot of Auguste’s time and he was hardly ever home. This did not stop them from trying to have a baby. They tried three times on three separate occasions, but they were never successful, Nicole always lost them.

Convinced that they could never have children, they stopped trying. They went to the court physician and asked why, but the doctor couldn’t answer them. He told them then that if Nicole were to get pregnant one more time, she would not make it, but that the baby would live. Besides, she was too old and too weak to produce another.

But then a miracle happened. They had Danielle and Nicole did almost lose her life, but Auguste and the court physician were on hand whenever she needed their help.

Nicole would be weak for a long time, but she would recover. During that time, Francis honored Auguste’s request to quit the King’s service temporarily to keep an eye on his wife and help run the farm, which had been Nicole’s job when Auguste went on his trips.

The King agreed and Auguste rushed home. It would take almost two years for Nicole to get her strength back. Auguste’s plan for a large would not take place now, but he couldn’t have been more pleased with his daughter. She was his heart and the love of his life, along with Nicole.

Francis and Marie also tried several times to have a baby, finally getting Henry in the process.

Henry and Danielle grew up together, each one knowing that one day they would marry one another, despite other suitor’s from Danielle’s side and Henry’s many women on the other, including one named Marguerite Louise Francoise de Ghent of the House of de Ghent. Her mother, the Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent, would practically try to force her daughter down Henry throat, until one day, Rodmilla and her daughter disappeared. No one heard from them again, but it was reported that Marguerite had been spotted in Paris with a blacksmith for a husband and a little boy clinging to her hand.

No one ever saw Rodmilla again.

~~~~~

“Now, you must do as you promised,� Auguste said to his grandchildren. “Hurry along now, the hour is late.�

Nicole nodded her little head, kissed her father’s cheek and jumped off his lap. Henri kissed his mother’s cheek. “Goodnight,� they called and all of them watched as they hurried to their separate rooms.

1943 Guide on Hiring…

After the thread on the old rules of the workplace, I saw this going around and thought it might be interesting to post:

1943 Guide to hiring women

The following is an excerpt from the July 1943 issue of Transportation Magazine. This was serious and written for male supervisors of women in the workforce during World War II – a mere 58 years ago!

Eleven Tips on Getting More Efficiency Out of Women Employees

1. Pick young married women.They usually have more of a sense of responsibility than their unmarried sisters. They are less likely to be flirtatious. They need the work, or they would not be doing it. They still have the pep and interest to work hard and to deal with the public efficiently.

2. When you have to use older women, try to get ones who have worked outside the home at some time in their lives. Older women who have never contacted the public have a hard time adapting themselves and are inclined to be cantankerous and fussy. It is always well to impress upon
older women,the importance of friendliness and courtesy.

3. General experience indicates that “husky” girls – those who are a little on the heavy side – are more even tempered and efficient than their underweight sisters.

4. Retain a physician to give each woman you hire a special physical examination – one covering female conditions. This step not only protects the property against the possibilities of lawsuit, but reveals whether the employee-to-be has any female weaknesses which would make her mentally or physically unfit for the job.

5. Stress at the outset, the importance of time; the fact that a minute or two lost here and there makes serious inroads on schedules. Until this point is gotten across, service is likely to be slowed up.

6. Give the female employee a definite day-long schedule of duties so that they will keep busy without bothering the management for instructions every few minutes. Numerous properties say that women make excellent workers when they have their jobs cut out for them, but that they lack initiative in finding work themselves.

7. Whenever possible, let the inside employee change from one job to another at some time during the day. Women are inclined to be less
nervous and happier with change.

8. Give every girl an adequate number of rest periods during the day. You have to make some allowances for feminine psychology. A girl has more confidence and is more efficient if she can keep her hair tidied, apply fresh lipstick and wash her hands several times a day.

9. Be tactful when issuing instructions or in making criticisms. Women are often sensitive; they cannot shrug off harsh words the way men do. Never ridicule a woman – it breaks her spirit and cuts off her efficiency.

10. Be reasonably considerate about using strong language around Even though a girl’s husband or father may swear vociferously, she will grow to dislike a place of business where she hears too much of this.

11. Get enough size variety in operator’s uniforms so that each girl can have a proper fit. This point cannot be stressed too much in keeping women happy.

One Hour Photo

robin williams is excellent as a photo lab tech who processes photos in a local savmart..he imagines himself as part of the yorkins, a seemgly close knit family whom he has processed film for 9 years…

robin williams brings lonely Sy Parrish to life and makes him believable…he gives his character a really scary and creepy edge ….

the film is extremely well acted, especially by robin williams…and keeps you hanging on the edge of your seat from beginning to end…very well done…

i would give this film an a+,

Internet Addiction?

You may be addicted to the Internet, if …

You decide to stay in college for an additional year or two, just for the free Internet access.

You wake up at 2 a.m. to go to the bathroom and stop and check your e-mail on the way back to bed.

You put down your internet address when filling out your driver’s license application.

You turn off your modem and get this awful empty feeling, like you just pulled the plug on a loved one.

The last girl you picked up was a JPEG.

Only communication in your household is through email.

You refuse to go to a vacation spot with no electricity and no phone lines.

You refer to going to the bathroom as downloading.

You have more friends on the Internet than in real life.

You chat several times a day with a stranger from South Africa but haven’t spoken to your next-door neighbor yet this year.

You double click your TV remote.

You try to enter your password on the microwave.

You have more than 5 email addresses.

You use more than 20 passwords.

Left Handed Actors & Actresses

Okay… we started talking about left handed people on the Leonardo thread which stirred my curiosity about other left handed people so I checked out the actors and actresses to see how many of them were left handed and was actually shocked…. anyway… I thought you guys might be interested in the list. Some of these I have no idea who they are… I’m terrible with names… 😉

[b]Actors[/b]

Adams, Don
Albert, Eddie
Alexander, Jason
Anderson, Harry
Anderson,Sam
Astaire, Fred
Atherton, William
Aykroyd, Dan
Bachchan, Abhishek
Bachchan, Amitabh
Bateman, Jason
Bernardi, Herschel
Billingsley, Peter
Bishop, Ed
Bokma, Pierre
Boxleitner, Bruce
Branagh, Kenneth
Brett, Jeremy
Broderick, Matthew
Brosnan, Pierce
Burns, George
Caan, James
Caesar, Sid
Calkin, Richard
Carradine, Keith
Carrey, Jim Canadian
Carter, Jack
Chahrour, Khaled
Chaplin, Charlie
Cohen, Jeffrey Jay
Conreid, Hans
Coyote, Peter
Crawford, Michael
Cruise, Tom
Cruz, Wilson
Davi, Robert
Davis, Daniel
Davison, Bruce
De Niro, Robert
Dean, Ron
Diamond, Dustin
Dillon, Matt
Dreyfuss, Richard
D’Onofrio, Vincent
Drake, Charles
Duchovny, David
Dunne, Griffin
Egan, Peter
Fields, W.C.
Fine, Larry – One of the Three Stooges
Fishburne, Laurence
Fonda, Peter
Frazer, Rupert Actor
Freeman, Morgan
French, Victor
Gaffney, Dean
Garber, Victor
Glaser, Paul Michael
Glenn, Scott
Glover, John
Gobel, George
Goldwyn, Tony
Grant, Cary
Graves, Peter
Greenwood, Bruce
Grieve, Richard
Gummersall, Devon
Haggerty, Dan
Hall, Brad
Hamill, Mark
Hardison, Kadeem
Harrelson, Woody
Harrison, Rex
Hart, David
Hedaya, Dan
Herrmann, Edward
Horton, Peter
Hudson, Rock
Hughes, Geoffrey
Hutton, Jim
Jackman, Hugh
Johnson, Russell
Johnson, Clark
Kaplan, Gabe
Karn, Richard
Kaye, Danny
Keel, Howard
Kennedy, George
Kilmer, Val
Knight, Bill
Landon, Michael
Langella, Frank
Lawford, Peter
Le Mat, Paul
Leonard, Robert Sean
Lerer, Joe
Linden, Hal
Liotta, Ray
Little, Cleavon
Lloyd, Christopher
Ludden, Allen
Lynch, John Carroll
Lyndhurst, Nicholas
MacMurray, Fred
Makepeace, Chris
Marceau, Marcel
Martin, Kiel
McCarthy, Andrew
McGann, Steve
McInnerny, Tim
McQueen, Steve
Moranis, Rick
Morse, Robert
Moses, William R.
Mosley, Roger E.
Moss, Ronn
Nadder, Robert
Nicholas, Paul
Nunn, Bill
Oldman, Gary
Olsen, Gary
O’Neal, Ryan
O’Neil, Ed
Owens, Gary
Pantoliano, Joe
Parnes, Richard
Perkins, Anthony
Perlman, Ron
Perri, Paul
Pertwee, Bill
Phoenix, River
Pinchot, Bronson
Pitt, Brad
Pollard, Michael J
Potter, Chris
Preston, Robert
Pryor, Richard
Quaid, Dennis
Quaid, Randy
Redford, Robert
Reed, Timothy
Reeves, Keanu
Richards, Michael
Rifkin, Ron
Ritchard, Cyril
Robinson, Tony
Rollins, Henry
Rollins, Howard
Rourke, Mickey
Rushton, William
Russ, Tim
Savalas, Telly
Shalhoub, Tony
Shane, Paul
Slater, Christian
Spade, David
Spiner, Brent
Stallone, Sylvester
Stamp, Terence
Steiger, Rod
Stevens, Fisher
Stoppard, Tom
Storm, Jim
Sylvester, Harold
Thicke, Alan
Ustinov, Peter
Vallee, Rudy
Van Dyke, Barry
Van Dyke, Dick
Vartan, Michael
Wahlberg, Mark
Walker, Graham
Wheaton, Wil
Whitmore, James
Williams, Treat
Willis, Bruce
Wilson, Demond
Windom, William
Wolf, Scott
Wong, Russell
Woods, James
Woodside, D.B.
Wookie, Choobaka the Actor in “Star Wars”
Wyner, Joel Actor
Wynn, Keenan
Ziering, Ian

Intermission

I was looking at movies again when I ran across this… anyone heard anything about this one…

[quote]The movie stars Colin Farrell, (Tigerland, Minority Report, Phone Booth) Colm Meaney (The Van, How Harry became a Tree), Cillian Murphy (Disco Pigs, How Harry became a Tree) and Kelly MacDonald ( Trainspotting, Elisabeth, Gosford Park).

Set in present-day Dublin, Intermission is a story of ordinary interweaving lives searching for love in all the wrong places.

Colin Farrell plays Lehiff, a loner and petty criminal planning one last job to end his career of hellraising and start nestbuilding. On the other side of the law is Detective Jerry Lynch (Colm Meaney), a pugilistic maverick wading through the underbelly determined to make a difference and leave his mark.

Cillian Murphy plays John, an incurable romantic who dumps his supermarket job to join forces with Lehiff and win back Deirdre (Kelly MacDonald) the love of his life who has moved in with Sam (Michael McElhatton), a married bank manager.

Lehiff’s scam goes awry when Noeleen (Deirdre O’Kane) Sam’s violent ex wife attacks him during the heist triggering chaos.

Company Of Wolves, Stephen Woolley and Neil Jordan’s production outfit, and Alan Moloney’s Parallel Films are currently filming Intermission in Dublin, an ensemble drama from writer/director Mark O’Rowe.

Producer/Director team, Woolley and Jordan’s extensive list of credits include The End Of The Affair, Michael Collins, Mona Lisa, Interview With A Vampire and The Crying Game.

Woolley also produced Scandal, A Rage In Harlem, Backbeat and executive produced Little Voice.

Principal photography started on August 31st for seven weeks on location in Dublin.

It will be released in 2003 by Buena Vista in the UK and Ireland and by IFC (Big Fat Greek Wedding, Y Tu Mama Tambien) in the US.[/quote]

More Dirty Dancing – Chapter 37

Chapter 37

“I don’t believe this, Billy,� Johnny said to his cousin backstage. “This jacket still fits. Glad you saved it.�

Billy looked at Johnny and smiled. “You look twenty years younger, Johnny.�

Johnny looked back at him. “I know, Billy, I just better dance that way.� He looked out into the audience to check if Baby was sitting where she was supposed to be sitting and she was. He smiled. “Billy, I hope my daughter doesn’t get too angry for changing around the show a little.� He checked his look again and smiled. “Well, here goes.�

Billy hi-fived him. “Break a leg, Johnny,� he said.

~~~~~~

Frannie watched as the older dancers got up from the separate tables. She saw them go to the back of the room as they had done in the movie and frowned. This wasn’t supposed to happen, she thought, as her cast came to the back of the room to join the older dancers.

Then she smiled as she realized that Johnny must have had a hand in this change. He was still a dancer and choreographer as well and a good one at that.

She had noticed that her mother was sitting at the Houseman’s table in the corner, a little larger this time than the one in the movie. Her father was on her left and her sister was her right. Frannie shook her head. This was not in the show.

But then Frannie shook her head and smiled. She was beginning to look forward to it. Johnny knew what pleased everyone, after all, he had three hit shows on Broadway. She waited backstage to see what surprises Johnny had come up with.

~~~~~~~

Johnny stepped into the ballroom doorway. The dancers, old and new had greeted him with cheers and calls.
Then he turned toward the Houseman’s table. He walked forward on his way to where Baby was sitting.

Frannie watched in amazement.

“Nobody put Baby in a corner, she doesn’t belong there,� Johnny said to Jake Houseman and held out his hand. Baby turned her head toward him. Smiling, she took his hand and stood up. Jake stood up too, but the two kept walking until Lisa put her hand out to stop him.

“You said the original line,� Baby whispered as Johnny laughed. “Had to, Baby, you knew I couldn’t resist. I always liked to stir up some kind of trouble.�

Baby smiled at him. “That’s what I always loved about you, Johnny Castle. I had never met anyone quite like you.�

Johnny led her up on stage and kissed her on the nose. “That goes double for me,� he whispered in her ear. Then he turned to the audience.

Frannie smiled. She couldn’t wait for it.

“Sorry about the disruption, folks, but I always do the last dance of the season, but this year someone told me not to. So I’m going to do my kind of dancing with a great partner; someone who’s not only a terrific dancer, but somebody who’s taught me that there are people willing to stand up for other people no matter what it costs them. Somebody whose taught me� and here he looked over at Baby, “about the kind of person I want to be, Miss Frances Houseman.�

Then Johnny kissed her nose again and walked off stage.

Frannie nodded her head. She had recited the entire speech with him. She couldn’t wait to see what was coming next.

New full length Harry Potter trailer

The WB network will present the first look at a full-length trailer for “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” Thursday during the 8 p.m. premiere of “Family Affair,” Reuters reports. Though previews of “Secrets,” due to open Nov. 15, have been playing in movie theaters, this is the first full-length clip — 2 minutes, 17 seconds — of the much-anticipated sequel to last year’s $300 million-plus hit “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

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