Friday, August 13, 2010

I love America!

By Bernadette Bessette (Charlotte's grandmother)
From Avery Aames's The Long Quiche Goodbye

Bon jour! It's so lovely to meet you. I'm Bernadette Bessette, mayor of our sweet town, Providence. More importantly, I am Charlotte Bessette's grandmother. Is she not the most darling girl? We raised her right.

America is the land of hope and opportunity. It's such a shame what happened to Charlotte's parents--my son and his beautiful wife--but we cannot repair everything in life, non? Charlotte is the light of my eyes. And so like me. Curious and capable with energy to spare.

Oh, my, look at the time. I must apologize for hurrying along. I'm in a bit of a rush this morning. When am I not? There is so much to do this week, with the upcoming elections for mayor, the gala opening event at Fromagerie Bessette, the new play at the playhouse. Did I mention that I also manage the Providence Playhouse? What is the upcoming play, you ask? A wonderful show. A ballet of the musical sensation, "Hairspray". No titters, please, from those of you who are traditionalists. It will be très intéressant. Unique. I love it when my audiences experience theater with a slight twist. Now, keep it between us, please? Whatever you do, don't tell that Kristine Woodhouse. Mark my words, that woman is trouble. She believes the world revolves around her. Bah! She will be the death of me yet. Who does she think she is, making a run for mayor?

Anyway, I must fly. Au revoir.


  1. Bernadette, it sounds like the mayoral election could be an interesting one. Hope you have a good turnout!

  2. Oh, Bernadette, I just loved meeting you and your family when I read THE LONG QUICHE GOODBYE. I wish I could come see your version of Hairspray and I hope to visit Fromagerie Bessette again as soon as your next adventure becomes available. That can't come soon enough.


  3. Hi Bernadette,

    You sound delightful. My advice to you for your reelection campaign is to make it a point to know where all the bodies are buried. If you n eed any more tips give me a call. I'm in my third term as mayor of Scumble River.

    Dante Leofanti (Skye Denison's uncle)

  4. Bernadette, it was lovely meeting you and your family.

  5. Bernadette, you're always busy! Lucky thing you have Charlotte to help you. I'd love to see your version of HAIRSPRAY, too.

  6. That Kristine is a horrid, horrid woman. Just saying.

  7. Allo, Bernadette. Je suis d'accord, l'élection a été très intéressant,mais, parce que j'ai déjà lu le livre A Long Quiche Goodbye, je connais le résultat. Ne craignez rien, mes lèvres sont scellées!

  8. Bonjour, Bernadette! I enjoyed meeting your family and would love to see one of your productions!

  9. Bernadette says:

    How lovely to hear from all of you. Merci for the kind words. Jan, I am glad you will keep the secret. De rien.

    And as to future productions, I have another on the horizon. I hope you will find it as intéressant.