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 tr 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.