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Monday, May 14, 2018

Sneak Peek & Parading as Annie Bidwell

Hi, My Dear Sillies!
   Here's another sneak peek of my soon-to-be-released book. This zany and fun project is thanks to friend and phenomenal artist, Steve Ferchaud.

   Hint 1: It's for mature children and immature adults. 

   Hint 2: There's a cannon in the tale.
  
   The person with the most correct answers will win a free autographed copy. I'll refrain from stating whether you're right or wrong, until we get to the end.  It's okay if more than one of you are correct. But the first who's right, gets an extra-credit point. [Apologies to the very few people who can't play along, because you already know the particulars.]

Questions:
Who are these women?
What do they want?

Why is this woman posed this way?
Have at it! Be silly, and be good to yourselves.

MORE FUN~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
I recently portrayed Annie Bidwell, Chico's Founding Mother, in our Pioneer Day Parade. 
Here I am in front of the 1921 Model T. - my ride for the parade! It was exhilarating!  

 Isn't she a beauty? Fun facts about this babe: The driver's door doesn't open. It was designed that way - to save on costs. In 1921, the less wealthy drove this; it cost $350. It's a very smooth ride. I sat on top of the back seat, along with Mr. Bidwell. We were like the Queen and King of the parade.



34 comments:

  1. Those women are the fair dames of the chocolate kingdom. And they look like that because they want some. The other woman has her hands over her ears because there's too much banging going on. I'm totally right. Right? :)

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    1. I can't say, but thank you for guessing.
      Have a great week, Sherry.

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  2. The first two young ladies seem to be listening to and admiring a wandering minstrel who's entertaining a small crowd. These ladies may have been the first groupies in history. As for the third woman? Well... Everybody's a critic!

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  3. These 2 ladies are the cheerleaders for games and hope their handkerchief will be picked by Sir Cops a feel. The other lady is really hoping her husband just shuts up and takes off to get more flour and sugar for their bakery. That is cool to ride in a Model T. My dad said his first car was a 1917 Model T and that it was a bitch to get in and out of, it was cold as hell and it never steered worth crap. :)

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    1. "Sir Cops a feel" <-I won't say whether or not this is correct, but I will say thank you for that laugh.
      You always provide, Birgit.
      Yeah, I learned that some people would break their arms trying to crank that car - because of the spark plug or something or other - I don't remember. But they were a bitch. Still, she's a beauty.

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  4. Despite preferring old cars to new, you are the beauty in the final shot.
    What do the women want? The same thing that women have ALWAYS wanted.
    And the woman with her hands over her ears is not listening to those who say that she can't/shouldn't have it.

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    1. You're sweet, EC. Thank you.
      I'm pretty sure I can fill in the blanks in your response.

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  5. Thank you, sillies. I think I need to create many new stories with your responses.

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  6. A bad voice got the 2nd one in a snit. The first two are ignoring the bad voice and going by looks. Looks like fun was had at your pad.

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    1. Thank you, Pat Hatt.
      Fun WAS had
      no doubt about that.

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  7. How Cool! Ok....The first painting is of two women hanging onto every ridiculous pompous word of a handsome successful bachelor in town. The second painting is of a another women who is sick to death of his blabber.
    Have a great day!
    Blessings, Joanne

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. Always good to hear from you.
      Blessings your way.

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  8. tough to top Birgit's answer. Right or wrong, maybe she should win.
    I love your Annie outfit and the car. How cool to be in a parade and waving like the queen. Folks should have thrown you chocolates! Very fun

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    1. I disagree--I think Joanne (above you) is right!!

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    2. Love it -- the plot thickens or competition mounts or something non-sexual in nature (It's a children's book. Then again, you know me).

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  9. I hope Mr. Bidwell was cute.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Yes. He's quite the upstanding, handsome gentleman.

      Love.

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  10. The door didn't open? Did you have to crawl over in your dress?

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    1. No, I had to enter on the passenger's side, but I almost tripped over my skirt. It wasn't an easy maneuver. Smiles.

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  11. You could make a career out of portraying Annie Bidwell!

    Now, as to your book, is one or both of the women shooting that porcupine (featured in a previous post) out of a cannon?

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    1. That'd be an exciting career.
      Nice guess. That's all I'm gonna say.

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  12. The parade looks awesome. Love your period dress and car. Good luck with your book. The art looks awesome.
    Sandy's Space

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  13. I'm going to guess the two maidens are flirting with the new prince in town. The woman wincing and holding her head in her hands can't believe the foolish young girls are falling for the prince's pack of fairy tale lies.
    The parade sounds like fun. You make a cute Annie. :)

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  14. Ok, here goes: Questions:
    "Who are these women?" They are victims of the upsidedown icecream cone fashion fad.
    "What do they want?" To be restored to their former seniority over frozen confections.
    "Why is this woman posed this way?" I don't know, but I have seen people do this when I wasn't listening.
    As to Model T, a 1927 Coupe was my parent's family car until I was 8. I was very happy when I was old enough to sit on the rumble seat instead of Mama's lap. And yes, it was a smooth but noisy ride. Great post, dear Robyn!

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    1. "Rumble seat" <-I forgot that term, Geo. Thank you. The horn was a fun/annoying one, right? I kept tell our driver to honk. It made me laugh.

      My readers are so clever. And yet, nobody's correct. Wait, did I say that aloud? No, I did not. =)

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  15. For the contest, I don't have a clue!
    That car is a beauty! So is Mrs. Bidwell...

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  16. The doors don't open - that's hilarious...
    Congrats on the coming book - the artwork is cool. I have no idea what it's all about.
    I'll say it's a wedding that the 2nd lady didnt want to happen.. kind of like Harry's ex.

    ;)

    x

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    1. Ha. Is Harry's ex pitching a fit? Too bad, so sad for her.
      Thanks, Anthony.
      Smiles and love.

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