Calamity Jane

Miss Belleanne said:
I saw Calamity Jane at the weekend, and it was actually rather splendid! Marvellous blonde and brunette leads! Any thoughts, pettes?

Miss Daphne agreed:
Yes, I simply love this film. “The Deadwood Stage” has to be one of the best musical songs – all that brunette energy. And it’s a wonderful sequence when the girls turn the run-down shack into a sweet and cosy home. I also enjoy that song where Calamity and Wild Bill are so rude to each other – “I Can Do Without You”. Fantastic lyrics! “The Windy City” is another great energetic song, and I think “Secret Love” probably sounds a chord for many of us.

Miss Juliana added:
Ah, secret loves! Now there is a thread that might be marvellous on those lonely evenings when one sits by one’s open fire, a storm raging outside, with a large cup of hot chocolate in one’s hands and pink woolly bedsocks on one’s feet. The lights are low, Miss Peggy Lee is playing softly on the gramophone in the background and the girl in the scene feels…well…romantic.

So, ladies, how about sharing a few secrets so we have something to read until the mood passes and we are all able to pop off to bed and dream of the blonde or brunette of our choice?

My story is, I fear, somewhat ‘run-of-the-mill’. Has every girly girl fallen in love with her English teacher? I did! She was a most stately blonde with a Marilynesque beauty spot in just exactly the right place. I loved her shoes – always exquisite black leather stilettos. I loved her perfume; Chanel No.19, of course, which filled the whole classroom with a sweet, floral odour that stayed with you half way along the corridor. She was a lady of consummate dignity and intelligence and I simply adored her.

No names, of course, must be mentioned but hers was bouncy and true and gay and light and…ahh, swoon!

Come on, girls, nobody knows you or your secret love so why not spill the beans?

Oddly, it seems no one did! How about you?