Queen for a Century...Victoria....

We are not amused.


The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them.
When I think of a merry, happy, free young girl -- and look at the ailing, aching state a young wife generally is doomed to -- which you can't deny is the penalty of marriage.
The Queen is most anxious to enlist every one who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly Woman's Rights", of "with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feeling and propriety.
(Picture is Princess Beatrice and Queen Victoria)

Please understand that there is no one depressed in this house; we are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist.


Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves.

(I suspose her funeral was a great event, certainly she was calm.!)


Sometimes it all can be a bit of a giggle.


A strange, horrible business, but I suppose good enough for Shakespeare's day.

(Unfortunately every notices when the Monarch dies.)


“Being married gives one one's position like nothing else can.”


“I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous.”

What you say of the pride of giving life to an immortal soul is very fine dear, but I own I cannot enter into that: I think much more of our being like a cow or a dog at such moments: when our poor nature becomes so very animal and unecstatic”
(Queen Victoria's advice to her daughters)

“I feel sure that no girl would go to the altar if she knew all.”


“Do not to let your feelings (very natural and usual ones) of momentary irritation and discomfort be seen by others; don't (as you so often did and do) let every little feeling be read in your face and seen in your manner . . .”



“The great event of the evening was Jenny Lind's appearance and her complete triumph. She has a most exquisite, powerful and really quite peculiar voice, so round, soft and flexible and her acting is charming and touching and very natural. I was quite moved!!”

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When I think of a merry, happy, free young girl -- and look at the ailing, aching state a young wife generally is doomed to -- which you can't deny is the penalty of marriage.


“He speaks to Me as if I was a public meeting."(Sorry but you are his queen as well as wife.)

"The poor fatherless baby of eight months is now the utterly broken-hearted and crushed widow of forty-two! My life as a happy one is ended! the world is gone for me! If I must live on (and I will do nothing to make me worse than I am), it is henceforth for our poor fatherless children -- for my unhappy country, which has lost all in losing him -- and in only doing what I know and feel he would wish.” (Not an excuse to have a little thing with your subject John Brown, tho...)


“An ugly baby is a very nasty object - and the prettiest is frightful.”


“I don't dislike babies, though I think very young ones rather disgusting.”

“I am every day more convinced that we women, if we are to be good women, feminine and amiable and domestic, are not fitted to reign; at least it is they that drive themselves to the work which it entails.”

Karen Carpenter and Linda Ronstadt - The Princesses of Pop





I feel so bad I got a worried mind
I'm so lonesome all the time
Since I left my baby behind
On Blue Bayou

Saving nickels saving dimes
Working til the sun don't shine
Looking forward to happier times
On Blue Bayou

I'm going back someday
Come what may
To Blue Bayou
Where the folks are fine
And the world is mine
On Blue Bayou
Where those fishing boats
With their sails afloat
If I could only see
That familiar sunrise
Through sleepy eyes
How happy I'd be







Gonna see my baby again
Gonna be with some of my friends
Maybe I'll feel better again
On Blue Bayou

Saving nickels saving dimes
Working til the sun don't shine
Looking forward to happier times
On Blue Bayou








I'm going back someday
Come what may
To Blue Bayou
Where the folks are fine
And the world is mine
On Blue Bayou
Where those fishing boats
With their sails afloat
If I could only see
That familiar sunrise
Through sleepy eyes
How happy I'd be










Oh that boy of mine
By my side
The silver moon
And the evening tide
Oh some sweet day
Gonna take away
This hurting inside
Well I'll never be blue
My dreams come true
On Blue Bayou


























Karen Carpenter - not rock and roll and not pop, but uniquely the sound of the late 60's and early 70's.


A plain girl with a gorgeous voice, she died trying to be prettier - a strange thing anorexia and bulemia is -

I remember two actress friends who used bulemia is a way to diet after binging on the weekends.

When I get too thin - I don't see myself as too thin at all. I love it - there are no bulges anywhere. I feel in control and superior to other women. I don't have anorxia but I see how this can happen. That feeling of power to eat a couple of leaves of lettace and count calories all day long.



Why do birds suddenly appear
Every time you are near?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.

Why do stars fall down from the sky
Every time you walk by?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you







On the day that you were born
The angels got together
And decided to create a dream come true
So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of gold
And starlight in your eyes of blue.

That is why all the girls in town
Follow you all around.
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.







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