"the" Mrs. Astor

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Nature continues on its rampage here; last week raccoons filleted a 74-year-old woman and yesterday a swarm of bees killed a dog. Fortunately, I may just have stopped the White Fly from killing our famed twenty foot ficus trees.

I must correct the reports of a Great White off the coast; it was just Mr. Stuyvesant-Fish swimming along Mrs. Wilmerding's boat Sunday. And while some of us enjoyed a calm weekend of tea and reflection, Mamie and The Baroness were frightening tourists. When the Wilmerding boat was entering Government cut, it passed an out-going cruise ship with thousands of passengers lined on the decks. In a move that can only be explained as the result of Demon Rum, Mamie pulled down her bloomers and mooned the cruise ship, slapping he sumptuous, white ass with a fan. Over two thousand passengers had to be treated for reoccurring nightmares on that ship.

The town was further shocked by the resignation of Geraldine from her long-running weekend shows at The Palace. She just couldn't take being dicked around by the current management, although she lasted longer than most.

In a long letter to me, she expressed her regrets and worries and kindly reminded me that when she worked for me she felt safe and loved. And, that she was; I constantly pushed her to take bigger and bolder steps as it was apparent that she was one of the most talented people I'd ever met. I coaxed her to quit her day job as a houseman because I thought it tarnished her image (and she ended up making much more money performing).

The real loser are the appreciative customers who worshipped her. I can picture Geraldine doing just about anything she wants: costume design, more performance art, and even a local TV show. she and that wonderful group, Queen Cabaret, she belongs to can easily outflank all the other artist/performers in this town. I can't wait to see the first move.

4 Comments:

At 3:53 PM, Blogger Countess Bedelia said...

Another Palace casualty :(

Keep us posted on where Geraldine goes next. It isn't a trip to South Beach without seeing her perform. Sad news indeed.

 
At 2:55 AM, Blogger Jeremiah Andrews said...

You know that your minions will follow you to the ends of the earth. It is sad that she was abused by people at the Palace, but isn't that why you left yourself?

She will find her way. If she uses her skills and personality. Good talent is hard to find along with dedication to craft.

All you can do is be supportive and help her into her next incarnation. And if I know you as well as I think I do, she would have no better a mentor than in you and your minions.

They who sow division and hurt will reap what they sow, and it seems they are reaping it once again.

Keep us posted on the next incarnation. I know Geraldine will be just fine.

Jeremy

 
At 9:44 AM, Blogger "the" Mrs. Astor said...

So true, and one venue's loss will be another's gain (hopefully one of our own).

 
At 3:07 PM, Blogger LARMOT said...

Geraldine posted on her Facebook page (Geraldine Queencabaret) that she will still perform at the Palace for special events or parties, but not which such regularity as before.

 

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