Lady Lynda’s Bestowment of Confidence.

Lady Lynda sat there glumly on her paisley upholstered sofa contemplating what precisely came in effect because of her etiquette teachings to the students. How edifying was her teachings? Yes it was true there was a soiree but what happened next? Yes what did happen? Did her as they say on that new fangled net , her BFF Auntie Carol. Did she know?
There was this Lourdes, aka Lala and her gentleman friend Francisco. She of the Charm School for Wayward Girls. He of The Pequot Reform School for Dastardly Bastards. That ruffian was no gentleman when she first met him. Lady Lynda reminisced. She thought of the Latino Francisco, olive skin, and ebony eyes. His face was a stark contrast in disconcerting dissonance. His lady friend Lala was olive, statuesque, voluptious. Lourdes was an apt name for her for Lord knows how she’d turn out. Auntie Carol’s colleague remembered her experiences with the wayward girls and the dastardly bastards, las Combronas. She recalled most specifically the remarkably handsome Francisco and Lala. Her successes in inculcating in proper deportment. She made them former neer do wells. That was her shining hour and her crowning glory. Now her spirits brightened and knew what to tell her potential agent.
The woman was still nervous as she dialed the phone. This time she was feeling somewhat more confident.

Lady Lynda is so happy she found her niche.

Lady Lynda Finds Her Niche

Lady Lynda forlornly thought of how she missed lecturing the young women of the charm school for wayward girls. She felt a tinge of melancholy thinking of how her learned words of wisdom would never be heard by those dear grateful young men of Mr. Pequots Reform School for Dastardly Bastards. She sighed as she pondered how her male charges , how some of them would always be bastards in the literal sense but they were now dastardly no more. Conversely the girls were now refined young women. Both graduates were ready to take their place in the civilized world. She turned those bestial boys into if not perfect gentlemen, ready for civil society. It was a dim chance t the female students would ignorantly blather away at vulgar nonsense. Lady Lynda felt a warm feeling in the cockles of her heart. Her mood was decidedly blithe as she reflected on how her woman friend Auntie Carol and her dramatically changed such unfortunate wretch’s lives significantly for the better.

Auntie Carol’s faithful colleague was feeling a sense of emptiness. Yes the student of both schools could get a bit unruly she admitted. .Mrs Seymour Toze reluctantly remembered how it was a challenge to gain their respect. It was like getting an Orthodox Rabbi to eat a Ham and Cheese sandwich. In a way she couldn’t blame them as she tried to see how she and Auntie Carol were initially perceived from their perspective. Two dowdy fuddy duddy middle aged woman who if the girl’s vocabulary was sophisticated enough would of seen them as dowagers. Yet from her perspective, she was a lady and a sophisticated, cultured one at that.

Now it was up to her to somehow fill the void in her life. Yes there was of course Seymour but he was busy with his day job as a shoe salesman and pedicurist at the “Into Leather” shoe store. Plus his moonlighting as a freelance fashion photographer who specialized in taking photos of women in open toed spiked or stiletto heels. The woman reflecting back on her time with her students came to the conclusion that lecturing was her forte.

It was what she did best. Her time giving talks to the students of both of the schools proved that. She fondly recalled how they listened intensely to what ever she told them. They seemed like barbarous hordes before they eventfully became civilized. Thanks to Lady Lynda and Auntie Carol instilling in them a firm sense of decency and proper manners. No more would they, especially the boys be baneful threats to society. Instead they would know their place and not look bedraggled/ They would be the epitomy of gentlemanly deportment. In place of belligerence there would be true respect for societal mores.This would be true of the girls too.

Lady Lynda lamented the times when she her colleague in arms, Auntie Carol experienced tough times trying to get through to the ruffians in each of the schools. She reflected how beleagered she was as she tried to teach them proper etiquette. Yet despite the troubles , eventually she and her partner did bequeath upon them the essential manners for polite society. Looking back Lady Lynda thought, bemused that if she can make these swaggering braggarts become civilized than she could do for virtually everybody. She found her niche. Her mission would be to lecture on the importance of proper manners. Her clients would include people with disabilities, physical, mental and developmental.

The Poor Dears.

The people with disabilities that we are recently in contact are not nearly as the poor dear unfortionates. They are the ones that bear the brunt of their major calamaty. How calamitous suffering from being singing impaired. The ones we encountered at “the World’s Cheapest Freak Show” in Intercourse PA . I’m recalling the lady with no sense of direction. I’m afraid she’s wandering around like Hamlet’s ghost. I am reminded o that movie, “FreaKs” where the little people attack the full size floozy girl.

“I think I do. Remember last night we watched the 30s movie cult classic “Freaks” The one directed by Todd Browning who directed “Dracula” with Bela Legosi. From a story by Tom Robbins “Spurs” They were really freaky there. the half boy whose body stopped at the rib cage and the fat lady, the Siamese twin sisters who looked like they were stapled together, Daisy and Violet Hilton, the other Hilton sisters, the bearded woman, the ultra thin man, the pinheads medical name microcephalics, the He she, others. Oh those twin sisters were really close to each other. But not nearly as close as we are to each other. You know the fat lady reminds me the career counselor at the special school in Allentown told super fat Mike how as long as there was a side show he’d never fear unemployment. He was at least three hundred pounds at 5’5″ That was so dear of him to look after FatMike’s welfare.

“Getting back to the people with disabilities that we are helping in their quest to work. I’d like to emphasis the fact that we must emphasis what they can do vs what they can’t. Lets as the saying goes accent the positive. Most everyone possesses useful qualities. The thing is to recognize that fact and proceed from there. First we need to discover the skills. Remember they are much more fortunate than the poor freaks we saw a couple years ago. At least they don’t suffer from a lack of direction, a post nasal drip, or their little finger forever curled like a curly quo. ”