Sunday, January 12, 2014

Berowne's 202 Quiz


(Also for ABC Wednesday: “A” is for “After”)
Here’s this week’s quiz question.  Give us the name of the following character.
(From the response, it seems this was a tough question.  Sorry, folks; I had no idea.  I thought nearly everyone watched that serial.  Oops - I may just have allowed the feline out of the satchel.)

Don’t care much for Shakespeare?

Then you’ll love this; he didn’t write it.

This is the story of a young woman you may have heard of.  She had everything: youth, beauty, money, a social position in the minor nobility, you name it.

But she committed what was for her social class a sort of faux pas:

She married a commoner.

Actually, he wasn’t commoner than anyone else - J - but he was definitely not upper clahss.

Funny thing, she fell in love with him anyway and they had a happy marriage together.

But such happiness couldn’t last.  Life – (actually it was death) – intervened.  Her true love was killed in an accident.

She was devastated.  She withdrew from society, wanting nothing more than to be alone with her grief.  The key problem after a tragedy of this nature has to do with the word ‘after’.  What is one to do after such an event? 

Her father, who loved her dearly, created a sort of cocoon about her so she wouldn’t be bothered by the nuisances of existence.

But this actually wasn’t good for her.  As the months passed she needed to leave the house, to step out into the figurative sunshine, to once again learn how to live.

The last I heard she seemed to be coming along well.  Hope she makes it. 

23 comments:

naturgesetz said...

No idea. If my unconscious mind comes up with something, I'll let you know.

Kathe W. said...

I'm stumped! Have a great week Berowne! Cheers!

Truedessa said...

Not sure on this one but, I will give it some thought..nice story..hope she makes it.

The Blog of Bee said...

Lady Mary Crawley

Berowne said...

Congrats! Bee of the Blog of Bee has given us the right answer.

Tess Kincaid said...

The Ghost & Mrs. Muir?

Lyn said...

Missed the Golden Globes to see...Lady Mary Crawley!!...she'll get by, I think...right??

Lyn said...

I tried to leave a comment before...stuff disappeared on my end...I'll try again..Lady Mary Crawley??

Berowne said...

Lyn hss just joined us with the correct answer.

mrsnesbitt said...

I was thinking Juliet right up to the last part!

Leslie: said...

hopefully it will come to me...

Leslie
abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

Sorry, I've been thinking on this for days, and nothing...
ROG, ABCW

Hildred said...

Lady Mary of Downton Abbey, maybe?

Berowne said...

Hildred, as she so often has in the past, supplied us with the right answer.

Karen S. said...

Oh my, so many ideas but nothing I'd venture to say, not yet anyway!

Alice Audrey said...

I can tell you even without reading it that I won't know who she is because I don't watch TV.

Ginny Brannan said...

Sorry, popped in to read, but I have No idea this week!

uberrhund said...

Lady Mary of Downton Abbey?

Berowne said...

Uberrhund has coughed up the right answer.

Helena said...

Well, that's my guess up the swanny....!

Kathe W. said...

Oh my goodness- I watch this show religiously, but never would have thought of it as it's so recent! Hope you are back soon! Cheers!

Sharp Little Pencil said...

Berowne, you have mixed the stories of two Crawley sisters. Actually, it was Lady Sybil who married the commoner: the footman, Tom Branson, the Irishman who now helps manage the estate. Lady Sybil died during childbirth. Mary married her distant cousin, Patrick Crawley. But you're right about Mary withdrawing after the death of Patrick. (Reason: In the middle of writing the entire next season, the actor suddenly withdrew. So they killed the character and broke hearts all over the US and UK.

The Blog of Bee said...

Lady Mary married outside of her station - he was indeed a commoner, a lawyer. But he was the heir to the Estate, her parents not having had any boys.

 
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