It is amazing isn’t it, Lady M”s special gift? She can lighten the mood of any event. Take yesterday for example. What would have been just another somber day of remembrance was brightened considerable just by Lady M’s presence.
For the occasion she chose an appropriate wardrobe of buttons and bows gauged to present a nice balance between consolation and cheeriness.
We ended our day by attending the Concert for HOPE (not a campaign event) at the Kennedy Center. The concert was originally scheduled for the Washington Cathedral, but as you recall the church was damaged in the earthquake that Bu-rocked our world a couple of weeks ago:
To cap off our busy day of service Lady M tied herself all up in a big bow. Or a knot. Or a bowknot. Whatever. It was big.
Bows can be a fashion icon’s signature, and for awhile Lady M thought it might be hers, as well as Aretha’s.
Butt then we switched to backwards sweaters, boob belts and bangles.
Anyway, throughout the day of remembrance and service, MO tried to keep things on a light note by relying on musical themes to convey an air of cheerful celebration while she was performing her national service. Her two themes for the day were “Buttons and Bows” and, with a bow to Americana, “Square Dance Patter”.
Two are not like the other two (H/T: Gerard)
You’ve already seen the “bows,” here are the “buttons.”
Here is the rest of the day, set to square dance “patters”
“Swing your partner Round and Round
And turn your corner upside down.”
“Right foot up and a left foot down,
And make that big foot jar the ground”
“Bow to you partner and the corner miss,
To the opposite lady just blow a kiss”
“Old Ida Red she ain't no fool,
She can put a saddle on a hump back mule”
“Promenade round that ring so fine
Till the cows come home
And the Oxen-dine”
“Same old boy, same old route,
Good old shoes that won't wear out”
“Some girls are pretty, and some are not,
But boy, you're stuck with the one you've got”
“Swing with Mary, swing with Grace,
Allemande left with old Prune Face”
“The little banty rooster told the little banty hen,
I'll meet you around the corner at about a half past ten”
“We don't care just how we look,
'cause we're gonna have our picture took”
“A right and left around the ring
While the roosters crow and the birdies sing”
“Comb your hair & button your shoe,
promenade home like you always do.”
Seriously, nobody knows how to do service and remembrance quite like the Wons.
Except maybe Frasier. So extraordinary, unexpected and smile inducing was Lady M’s musically inspired ensemble, that one of my bosses over at RIGHTNETWORK, co-founder and noted psychiatrist, Dr. Frasier Crane, performed a tribute to her fashion statement, by singing his signature piece from the Oscar winning movie, “Paleface.”
Oh yeah! I think we’re getting the old band back together for one more gig!
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