Mrs. Danvers, from the film adaptation of Daphne DuMaurier’s “Rebecca”

More about Mrs Danvers at

Mrs. Danvers: [opening the shutters] You’re overwrought, madam. I’ve opened a window for you. A little air will do you good.

[as the second Mrs. de Winter gets up and walks toward the window]
Mrs. Danvers: Why don’t you go? Why don’t you leave Manderley? He doesn’t need you… he’s got his memories. He doesn’t love you, he wants to be alone again with her. You’ve nothing to stay for. You’ve nothing to live for really, have you?
[softly, almost hypnotically]
Mrs. Danvers: Look down there. It’s easy, isn’t it? Why don’t you? Why don’t you? Go on. Go on. Don’t be afraid…


Or watch this short Youtube video someone made of Mrs. Danvers “greatest hits” in the 1940 movie, which earned the actress a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. Spoiler alert – it does show clips of her at the end of the movie as well. Evil to the core that woman!

Been busy, busy, busy

I’ve been busy last few days – catering a wedding party, going to a wedding party as a guest, and catching up on my regular work.

Last night I went to the very northern tip of this here island I live on and sat down to watch a fireworks show on the mainland, 6 or 7 miles/10 or 12 kilometers straight ahead of me to the north. I could see the fireworks just fine and there was a time delay across the water with the sound.

But then I noticed a small orange ovoid shape in the sky to the left/west of me. I thought it was  a plane flying way up high. Planes flying between the big US east coast cities and Europe fly over head, way over head, all the time. But their lights are white and red and blink. This was distinctly orange and moving to the right/east of me a little in front of me but not far from right over my head. And it was getting bigger and brighter as it moved to my right. And bigger and brighter till it was a bright orange, glowing oval with a short glowing orange trail – about the size of a good sized sofa flying through a  very wide open sky. Then it suddenly disappeared.

The big finale of the fireworks started up and I did not watch them as I was still slack jawed and looking to my right where the meteorite had gotten so big then disappeared. It better have been a meteorite! Or else you can count me in with the freaks who have seen a UFO out in the wilderness, alone.

POSTSCRIPT: It was indeed a “fireball meteor” that I saw – it was reported in several places on the ‘net that a large fireball was visible along the New England coast and Canadian Maritimes on Monday night.