"the" Mrs. Astor

Thursday, June 26, 2008

The day is here, the moment almost. After a week of feverish preparation, interminable shopping, wacky hat-making, painful shoe-squeezing, and frantic wig-brushing, Mr. Astor's birthday is here and the celebration is about to begin. In a scant three hours or so, I will submit to the only request Leopoldo had of me for his birthday: a performance. It would be oh so easy just to go shopping for a present, but I guess--if you really love someone--you give them what the want. A return to the stage is not the best choice for a woman of my social magnitude, and Mrs. Stuyvesant-Fish said she would be on hand if only to have me drummed from the garden club. But, then, there's not a little bit of jealousy there; since her husband long ago chose death to dealing with her scandals, Mamie has only her charitable reading room students to keep her company.

If Leopoldo wants a performance, then I will give him one no one will soon forget.


At 5:13 PM, Blogger Ed Grow said...

There better fucking be video. I'm just saying.

Happy B-day to the lucky Leo!

At 6:24 PM, Blogger Jesse said...

Happy Birthday Leopoldo! Hope its your best one yet! (I'm sure Alexis' performance will guarantee that!) Enjoy boys! :-)

At 7:14 PM, Blogger Countess Bedelia said...

I can't wait to read the reviews!

Happy Birthday, Leo. Hugs,Kisses, and Spankings from The Countess.


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