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Date: 21 Nov 2006 11:36:04
From: bernie
Subject: 'pologies to Danny and his field.....
We have a lot of new staff this fall since many graduated and went
off to grad school or internships. It is always fun to see their
reactions to longtime customers who they may not see often or know much
about. gie and Sundown Pete are two of my favorites. They are old
vaudevillians I'm guessing and still do some recording and performances.
The staff love them and think they are precious. gie is always
dressed, as in a full length dress or skirt, lace collar and cuffs and
gloves. Often she comes in with a hat and of course she always has a
lace handkerchief. She'll sit down and proceed to pull out a kerchief
even if the table was just bussed and wipe it off. Then out comes her
own china teacup and saucer. She never brings outside food or drink, but
always her china teacup. Her partner of many, many decades will order
himself a quarter cup of coffee with the rest hot water and a small pot
of tea for gie. Sundown Pete will always be dressed equally as formal
as gie. Yesterday it was a brown three-piece suit with a red silk
handkerchief in the breast pocket. He is very slim and his angular face
makes you think of an old Phillip lowe movie character. Sundown
always has a very stylish snap brim fedora which is cocked quite
jauntily. They are always smiling and bringing a whole cheerfulness into
wherever they happen to be. I'm guessing they are in their early
eighties. Yesterday gie gave me a copy of their newest CD, "Elusive
Love". This morning as I was putting up some pegboard in the warehouse I
popped it on while I worked. What a sound. Her voice isn't what it would
have been 50 or so years ago, I'm sure, but it is so transporting to
listen to someone who is still singing torch songs. I'm sure she sang
some of these songs while Sundown Pete was away in WWII and before. I
love the look on the new staff when they see these two and I especially
love watching to older staff elbow one another out of the way to get to
the counter first to take care of Sundown and gie.
Bernie




 
Date: 21 Nov 2006 12:47:58
From: Randy G.
Subject: Re: 'pologies to Danny and his field.....
Bernie,
Get a pic of these folks and put it up in the shop! My grandfather was
a tailor in Beverly Hills and did a lot of work for entertainment
stars and other personalities- folks like Harpo, William Randolph
Hurst, Ernie Kovacks, and more. he had autographed 8x10s (black and
white, of course) all around the shop on a rail my dad made for him.
Great memories that should be saved and shared.

Randy "never met them" G.
http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com



bernie <bdigman@zianet.com > wrote:
>
> We have a lot of new staff this fall since many graduated and went
>off to grad school or internships. It is always fun to see their
>reactions to longtime customers who they may not see often or know much
>about. gie and Sundown Pete are two of my favorites. They are old
>vaudevillians I'm guessing and still do some recording and performances.
>The staff love them and think they are precious. gie is always
>dressed, as in a full length dress or skirt, lace collar and cuffs and
>gloves. Often she comes in with a hat and of course she always has a
>lace handkerchief. She'll sit down and proceed to pull out a kerchief
>even if the table was just bussed and wipe it off. Then out comes her
>own china teacup and saucer. She never brings outside food or drink, but
>always her china teacup. Her partner of many, many decades will order
>himself a quarter cup of coffee with the rest hot water and a small pot
>of tea for gie. Sundown Pete will always be dressed equally as formal
>as gie. Yesterday it was a brown three-piece suit with a red silk
>handkerchief in the breast pocket. He is very slim and his angular face
>makes you think of an old Phillip lowe movie character. Sundown
>always has a very stylish snap brim fedora which is cocked quite
>jauntily. They are always smiling and bringing a whole cheerfulness into
>wherever they happen to be. I'm guessing they are in their early
>eighties. Yesterday gie gave me a copy of their newest CD, "Elusive
>Love". This morning as I was putting up some pegboard in the warehouse I
>popped it on while I worked. What a sound. Her voice isn't what it would
>have been 50 or so years ago, I'm sure, but it is so transporting to
>listen to someone who is still singing torch songs. I'm sure she sang
>some of these songs while Sundown Pete was away in WWII and before. I
>love the look on the new staff when they see these two and I especially
>love watching to older staff elbow one another out of the way to get to
>the counter first to take care of Sundown and gie.
>Bernie


  
Date: 21 Nov 2006 15:30:28
From: bernie
Subject: Re: 'pologies to Danny and his field.....
Randy G. wrote:

> Bernie,
> Get a pic of these folks and put it up in the shop! My grandfather was
> a tailor in Beverly Hills and did a lot of work for entertainment
> stars and other personalities- folks like Harpo, William Randolph
> Hurst, Ernie Kovacks, and more. he had autographed 8x10s (black and
> white, of course) all around the shop on a rail my dad made for him.
> Great memories that should be saved and shared.
>
> Randy "never met them" G.
> http://www.EspressoMyEspresso.com
>
>

http://www.indiecentric.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=3585

This link should get you to an old, old photo of gie and Sundown
on one of their earlier albums. Great idea of putting up their photo.
Bernie


 
Date: 21 Nov 2006 20:43:56
From: Brian Colwell
Subject: Re: 'pologies to Danny and his field.....

"bernie" <bdigman@zianet.com > wrote in message
news:45634714@nntp.zianet.com...
> We have a lot of new staff this fall since many graduated and went off
> to grad school or internships. It is always fun to see their reactions to
> longtime customers who they may not see often or know much about. gie
> and Sundown Pete are two of my favorites. They are old vaudevillians I'm
> guessing and still do some recording and performances. The staff love them
> and think they are precious. gie is always dressed, as in a full length
> dress or skirt, lace collar and cuffs and gloves. Often she comes in with
> a hat and of course she always has a lace handkerchief. She'll sit down
> and proceed to pull out a kerchief even if the table was just bussed and
> wipe it off. Then out comes her own china teacup and saucer. She never
> brings outside food or drink, but always her china teacup. Her partner of
> many, many decades will order himself a quarter cup of coffee with the
> rest hot water and a small pot of tea for gie. Sundown Pete will always
> be dressed equally as formal as gie. Yesterday it was a brown
> three-piece suit with a red silk handkerchief in the breast pocket. He is
> very slim and his angular face makes you think of an old Phillip lowe
> movie character. Sundown always has a very stylish snap brim fedora which
> is cocked quite jauntily. They are always smiling and bringing a whole
> cheerfulness into wherever they happen to be. I'm guessing they are in
> their early eighties. Yesterday gie gave me a copy of their newest CD,
> "Elusive Love". This morning as I was putting up some pegboard in the
> warehouse I popped it on while I worked. What a sound. Her voice isn't
> what it would have been 50 or so years ago, I'm sure, but it is so
> transporting to listen to someone who is still singing torch songs. I'm
> sure she sang some of these songs while Sundown Pete was away in WWII and
> before. I love the look on the new staff when they see these two and I
> especially love watching to older staff elbow one another out of the way
> to get to the counter first to take care of Sundown and gie.
> Bernie

Thanks Bernie, that was great !

BMC