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 Posted:   Nov 4, 2011 - 3:02 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)



This was such a tantalizingly offering from Phil we fervently feel it more than deserves distinguished
Resurrection (which doesn’t always happen in April; once in an auspicious lifetyme it even occurs in
{ August } wink ) for the benefit of those who weren’t around and couldn’t contribute originally.

So what’re ya waitin’ fer, now?!? Let’s hear YOUR wondrous tale (soapy woe, sunny suds and all). smile

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2017 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I remember thinking highly of this thread, the name of which I could not remember in my search for it, though I knew sarge was the op. In bumping it now I have to wonder aloud if the board has the same quality it did in 2011 and today's posters would write anything worthwhile as those did here six years ago.

Everytime I try to write this it comes off like the schmaltz it is, but at least it captures the feeling of the moment. smile

Anyway, there are several women who qualify as my "girl with the white parasol", and while I cannot say that there is a romantic element to it, there is a great curiosity and romanticism in imagining the interests said girls might have which makes them all the more appealing and idyllic.

The last time I saw such a girl was in Paris, that most romantic of cities, on a warm and sunny August afternoon, and it was in the Montparnasse Cemetery of all places. This was a living girl, thankfully, though I had been looking for the grave of Jean Seberg at the time.

There was a beautiful woman perhaps in her early 30s wearing a paisley dress. Her hair was the lightest brown and of shoulder-length ringlets. Her complexion was the lightest of olive tones. She was sitting on a bench and watched my lovely wife --who wore a Jean Seberg Breathless hairstyle at that time--and I walk by. She sat about twenty feet away. I looked over because I felt the weight of her stare. She made eye contact and smiled with her mouth as well as her eyes. Paris is a big "people watching" city so I took what I was experiencing as being just that, though the warmth of her smile--and most appealingly, the way her eyes smiled--made me realize I would not forget her. Just a lovely moment.

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2017 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

I dunno Jim. 6 years ago, most of them never quite got THE MEANING of the thread!
They're posting about people they knew and lost/discarded, not passed by in an instant.

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2017 - 9:06 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I dunno Jim. 6 years ago, most of them never quite got THE MEANING of the thread!
They're posting about people they knew and lost/discarded, not passed by in an instant.


I see your point and I agree--though Neo did express the Hell out of himself, and it made for some good reading. I suppose I was alluding to the fact that they all took the topic seriously, which was appreciated.

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2017 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Yeah, Neo's posts are always a joy to read. I love it when he adds the storyboards for effect.
He should post more!

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2017 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

All of them.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2017 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

Yeah, Neo's posts are always a joy to read. I love it when he adds the storyboards for effect.
He should post more!



Don't hold back, Phelps, it seems some people have an insatiable appetite for schmaltz! big grin

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2017 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Yeah, Neo's posts are always a joy to read. I love it when he adds the storyboards for effect.
He should post more!



Don't hold back, Phelps, it seems some people have an insatiable appetite for schmaltz! big grin


You think I'm Neo? Now THAT'S funny! I couldn't post anything positive about those Matt Helm films--at least not that effusively and for that many years!

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2017 - 2:32 PM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

Don't hold back, Phelps, it seems some people have an insatiable appetite for schmaltz! big grin

You think I'm Neo? Now THAT'S funny! I couldn't post anything positive about those Matt Helm films--at least not that effusively and for that many years!



God, no! I was referring to this comment you made above: Everytime I try to write this it comes off like the schmaltz it is, but at least it captures the feeling of the moment.

 
 Posted:   May 13, 2017 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Schmaltz is my métier.

 
 Posted:   May 14, 2017 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

All of them.

Anything with long hair.

But if I had to choose one, this would be MY white girl with lysol...

 
 
 Posted:   May 15, 2017 - 5:49 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)


The last time I saw such a girl was in Paris, that most romantic of cities, on a warm and sunny August afternoon, and it was in the Montparnasse Cemetery of all places. This was a living girl, thankfully, though I had been looking for the grave of Jean Seberg at the time.


big grin

Phew, thanks for clearing that up.

 
 Posted:   May 15, 2017 - 7:08 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)


The last time I saw such a girl was in Paris, that most romantic of cities, on a warm and sunny August afternoon, and it was in the Montparnasse Cemetery of all places. This was a living girl, thankfully, though I had been looking for the grave of Jean Seberg at the time.


big grin

Phew, thanks for clearing that up.


See? I knew this thread would descend into jokedom (your post and my po-faced Paris parasol story excepted; the latter being inadvertently silly). Well, a bumped thread is a bumped thread...

There has to be at least a few FSMers who love the ladies. I've always gotten the sense that most FSMers are completely hopeless when it comes to women (unsolicited advice: wash your clothes and suck in that pasty gut).

 
 Posted:   Jun 2, 2017 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

The "official" song for this thread most fine:



"Elle était si Jolie"

wink

 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2017 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

As a boy in the 1960s I had major crushes on different women: Donna Reed, Vera Miles and Paula Prentiss. My crush on Paula Prentiss was mainly due to the fact that my best friend's older sister resembled her in looks and personality. His sister was like 5 years older than me but was cool! She was totally unlike my other friends' sisters whom usually treated us with typical disdain. His sister, Camelia, seemed to enjoy having us around when we would be at his house and she loved to prank us. After he was killed in a terrible accident, I didn't see her for over 30 years and when I did, it was good to find she was doing well.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2017 - 1:19 AM   
 By:   Preston Neal Jones   (Member)

"Who is YOUR girl with the white parasol?"

None of your business. But thanks for asking.

I will say this, though. In that same scene, Bernstein has one of my favorite lines in KANE or any other movie, when he's being asked about the unhappiness of C. F. K..

THOMPSON: He made a lot of money.

BERNSTEIN: It's not hard to make a lot of money, if all you want -- is to make a lot of money.


(And Everett Sloane times that little pause just perfectly.)

 
 Posted:   Jun 7, 2017 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Yeah, when I was 8 or 9 at summer camp. I saw this really cute blonde from several yards away. Found out her name but never saw her again while at camp. I even remember her name. Low and behold two with that name reside in the state and are at the correct age. Should I make an attempt to contact her?

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2017 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Yeah, when I was 8 or 9 at summer camp. I saw this really cute blonde from several yards away. Found out her name but never saw her again while at camp. I even remember her name. Low and behold two with that name reside in the state and are at the correct age. Should I make an attempt to contact her?

I would suggest not contacting her and just cherish the memory of that long ago summer. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2017 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

I would suggest not contacting her and just cherish the memory of that long ago summer. smile


I agree with my learned friend. People who are cute at 8 or 9 could develop in a really disappointing way and by the time they've grown up could represent true disillusionment to the other party.

I'm sure she'll still be sweet, though. big grin

 
 Posted:   Jun 11, 2017 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I would suggest not contacting her and just cherish the memory of that long ago summer. smile


I agree with my learned friend. People who are cute at 8 or 9 could develop in a really disappointing way and by the time they've grown up could represent true disillusionment to the other party.

I'm sure she'll still be sweet, though. big grin


True story. When I was 14 I had a huge crush on my English teacher who was probably around 22? I actually found out she was still teaching in another state and contacted her via email. She told me one of her students wrote the script for "Despicable Me". To bad I never amounted to much in her eyes.

 
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