Sunday, September 26, 2010

It's A Duesey



Some women may want to know what they are going to wear to
a fancy ball before they think about how they will get there. I have long been enamoured with elegant automobiles, and today came across these newspaper clippings. Now -- yes, I have been talking to my dressmaker about a certain evening gown I have always admired, but first I had to know how I was going to get to Willow Manor. I called up an old flame --you know 1-800-AFTALIF 0r 1-800-GR8BYON --and asked if he still had his Duesey--said I needed a ride to the most fabulous social event this side of the Mississippi. Actually, I was just going to borrow his car and go alone. He seemed very curious. I added a little extra intrigue and said that I had heard George Sanders was going to be the guest of honor. I whined about how I had to drive my own car last year, because my date was just a sweet little ole country lawyer from Maycomb. He gasped, and asked was this same ball where the likes of Al Pacino, Rudolph Nureyev, and Miss Piggy had been seen on the dance floor and meeting behind the palms ? He began to gush:


" You have an invitation to the Willow Manor Ball? Really? I heard Gregory Peck and some others just raving about that last October. Well, I am pretty sure I can get to your house by mid week if I start out in the morning. I may have to retrieve the Duesenberg from a museum, but I will be by to pick you up, and then we will head north to the ball! It's pretty quiet up Here on the great movie set in the sky. I am ready for something a little more Down to Earth, if you know what I mean!"


So, ladies and gentlemen, are you ready for the ball? Click above on Willow Manor Ball or the link in my sidebar. As for me, looks as if I have a great ride, my gown is in the making, and my escort is not too bad either...just lucky I guess!

11 comments:

willow said...

Looks as if you will arrive at the ball in high style, daaling!! Will it be okay if I steel one teensy-weensy little ol' dance with Gary Cooper? I've had a little crush on him ever since I first watched For Whom the Bell Tolls...that sweet smile...those eyes...sigh.

FireLight said...

Oh, yes, absolutley! He is a very gracious and loving soul. He is truly heavenly, Daaahling. He had been hearing all about the ball, and to be honest, I think he read up on it. You may be the reason he wanted to attend! I loved him in FOUNTAINHEAD with dear Patricia Neal, who now lives nearby in his most divine neighborhood. God bless her!

Lorenzo said...

Hi, FireLight, this is my first time here, returning your kind visit and comments on my blog. I would normally not want to challenge Gary Cooper to be first on your dance card, but your blog is so beautiful and inviting that ...

... well anyway, I hope we do get to waltz together sometime during what promises to be a beautiful evening.

FireLight said...

Accepted!! I am a little worried that all the gorgeous women are going to disract Mr. Cooper! See you at the ball, kind sir.

Tom Stephenson said...

See you there, FireLight.

Tom Stephenson said...

P.S - Isn't your picture Leeds Castle? (confusingly in Sussex...) If so, I have worked there.

FireLight said...

Yes, it is Leeds Castle!

Betsy said...

Dreamy wheels, dreamy date...you're all set! ;)

ninotaziz said...

Your blog is so lovely and thank you for helping me make my choice. I was leaning towards accepting Mr Whiting's invitation. Will decide in a day or two, never know what Mr Fiennes would say.

I am so excited about the Willow Manor Ball!

Derrick said...

Oh FireLight, and I thought you'd be saving your dances for me?! Must admit that sidebar pic of Mr Cooper is overpowering! I only saw him as an older actor. Well, if you do happen to have a spare moment I'll be sitting in the corner!

FireLight said...

Oh, Derrick, you know I could not get through the evening without waltzing with you! Unlike a certain silly pink swine you and I know...I will not abandon you to any corner, my dear!

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