Monday, March 26, 2018

CAFTAN WOMAN, THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY POST

by @JazzysArt

On Wednesday, March 26, 2008 Caftan Woman came to the internet with the posting of this original poem. It is a character piece. Who would you cast as this woman?

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The old woman glared.
The glare that had made lovers weep
and children rebel.
We followed in her wake
as the store manager opened the express line.




I used a photo of one of my favourite actresses Esther Howard as Miz Zeffie in Sullivan's Travels for my first profile picture. If you will recall, she is the farm woman who was so warm for Joel McCrea's form. Seemed appropriate.



This beautiful and obsolete machine was my first official logo. It represents how I made my living for many years and the hobby that has enriched my life for many more.

Sharing the love of classic film, and more with the blogging world has proven both a challenging and joyful experience. I am eternally grateful for the friendships and the fun. Thank you for joining me on this journey.








27 comments:

  1. You and your blog are the best. Keep informing and entertaining us for another 50 years. That's all I ask.

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    1. I'd like to see somebody try and stop me!

      Thanks for the charming compliment.

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  2. Seems like only 10 minutes. I agree with Jacqueline - you are surely the best. Congrats and here's to another decade of great blogging.

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    1. It's true. Time has simply flown by, and it has been fun.

      Thanks for your kind words.

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    2. You're the creme de la creme!

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  3. Happy blogiversary...
    Happy blogiversary...
    Happy blogiversary...
    Hap...py blogiversary!

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    1. I don't think you've ever been in finer voice! Thanks.

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  4. There's a whole lot I could say, but basically it comes down to this: you've helped make me a better blogger.

    Forever grateful for having you around.

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    1. Thank you, Rich. That means so much to me.

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  5. Happiest wishes to you and thank you for providing one of my favorite stops on the internet! Enjoy your cheerful posts and especially appreciate your recommendations as our tastes are usually quite simpatico. Thank you and very best wishes for many great blogging years to come!

    Best wishes,
    Laura

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    1. Simpatico indeed. My daughter chuckles when I start a sentence with "Guess what Laura is writing about."

      Thanks for the good wishes.

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  6. We can't do without you! Here's to several more decades of classic movie heaven as I no doubt find here whenever I visit.

    Aurora
    Once Upon a Screen

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    1. I am overcome by all this support. I know the nicest people. Thank you so much, Aurora.

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  7. Congratulations on 10 years! Having been at A Shroud of Thoughts for nearly 14 years now (it will be 14 this June), I can testify it's not easy keeping a blog going for so long! Huzzah!

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    1. I'm impressed, my friend. I can keep chasing you, but never catch up. Thanks for being here and there.

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  8. Time flies when we're having fun, right?
    It has been a pleasure to meet you through blogging. You are such a valuable and loving voice in the classic film community.
    Kisses and congratulations,
    Le

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    1. Thanks so much. Always a pleasure when we get together online.

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  9. Congrats on your 10th anniversary! I've only been at it for three months. I've been reading my way through all your old reviews. It's gonna take a while. I agree blogging is very satisfying.

    For the old woman of the poem I would cast Marie Dressler.

    And I'm still typing my reviews on an old battered red Remington typewriter, trying to make some all-important deadline because my editor begged me to...well, at least in my alternate reality.

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    1. I understand your alternate reality very well. My inner editor is a real slave driver.

      At three months I was still finding my way. At three months you are like an old pro at this game. Keep having fun.

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  10. Congratulations! I'm glad you've enjoyed the past ten years, and I hope you continue to enjoy blogging for many years to come.

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  11. Happy Anniversary!!! You’ve introduced me to several wonderful films and I look forward to your future recommendations!!!

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    1. Thanks. I hope I'm up to the challenge. Our movie universe gets wider and wider the more we share.

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  12. You.

    I think the blogging community should cannonize you. For your unflagging support of old films and other bloggers. For your thoughtful, encouraging comments. For your wisdom and humour, which you never seem to run short of.

    You are my blogging hero.

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    1. Thank you hardly seems enough for such lovely words.

      When I have friends who don't "get" blogging, I send them your work to open their eyes.

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  13. A bit late offering my congratulations but here goes anyway. 10 years is a significant amount of time in the land of blog and shows a lot of dedication - bravo (or perhaps brava?) and long may you continue.

    Colin

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    1. Thank you very much. I humbly accept your brava.

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