Fan. Fine Chinese handwork. DollarTree, $2.00


Hello outstanding Guests and Staff Members, I see that you found the hand=held fans that are made in China with breezes of another sphere, light in the hand, a show of hauteur and chic, prize two d., Dollar Tree.

Right-on, Wim. We brought them to save on an air conditioner in this virtual cafe.

Thank you. Right-on to you. Imagine all that can happen with that fan. World events, EXTRA ! EXTRA ! Eyes that peer over the edge, observations made, rumours started, wars fought, rich women smile.

Rich women smile?

 Yes, through the ages much information from the woman with the fan has helped "Boss" to say it right. They will give hints on how to talk and how to look good. They re-play the after-the-speech engaging manner.

 Did your wealthy Mamma have a cloak and dagger skill?

 No, her Mother was her tutor and prepared her for future hardship. Her Mother Mme ten Hagen le Surmont de Bas Smeele employed 19th century discipline and formation of their young of that time.

Such as ?

The nanny is sometimes not the best choice, yet the child has to endure hardships at their hands. Her Mamma did not allow that the calech and driver get her to school, but walk the many miles.

How is it to deal with hardship on you own?

An Eastern anedote gives the example of a naked man sleeping between 2 naked virgins and not touch them all night. A Jesuit once said that it is to turn ones gaze away on seeing a superb looking woman. Women prefer gentlemen and practice avoidance of hardship.

You are going to wimsically on that, Wim. What do our grandchildren do about adversity?

When you have made good manners a matter of a second nature to them, they leave the home and parents facing HARD living on their own. The great beauty of having been formed by you they now give A PERFECT PRESENTATION on their own showing superior self-confidence.

It seems hard work.

 Baldassare Castiglione said:

 Sprezzatura, or the art that conceals art (in the words of another ancient rhetorician, Quintilian), is not simply a kind of superficial dissimulation, for grace may also be the result of such assiduous practice that what one does becomes second nature and seems inborn.

Look at the last line: "that what one does becomes second nature and seems inborn.

"INBORN" , the ideal outcome for your grandchildren.

Useful homework, Wim. Your 'Open Kitchen' at the cafe on Sussex put=out good food. Now your 'Research nook" has food for thought. Give us more reserach. We are on our way.

Come-by soon and thanks for the China' fan. I took a picture to show around.

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07.09 | 19:54

Delightful. Contact, nice and gentle makes my Big Day.
Love you totally.

07.09 | 15:12

Whether blogs or books, your way with words is both whimsical and interesting. You are a delightful inspiration - please keep writing! Happy Birthday Dad 💝

04.05 | 10:09

Hello. I too would love a copy of the book. I spent many a happy afternoon and evening at Wim in my teens. It was a home away from home.

14.03 | 15:21

Where oh where or How do i buy the book ? i cannot find it :(

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