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Sauntering in Manhattan
by F William (Bill) Broome
Friday, April 28, 2006
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Sauntering in Manhattan

On business there, I liked to saunter in New York City.
Along a Fifth Avenue sidewalk I sauntered on
the afternoon I was stopped by a beautiful lady stepping
lithely out of a cab, allowing me to stare into the face of
the star of screen and stage; Irene Dunne.

Please don’t ask, Who?, spoiling my story, since
the incident was back in the Fifties when
things were singular and specific about Irene Dunne,
who played those movie roles making you love her,
even when her leading man didn’t, until near the end.

She looked at me in wonderment, as
I greeted her with, “Hello, Miss Dunne. How are you?”
A huge smile got there for a few seconds
before the voice in her reply said,
“Hello there. I’m fine. Do I know you?”

And for once in my life, I play opposite
the great lady, delivering the best line of my life;
“Yes, you do, now!”
It brought appreciation and gentle laughter,
while her friend looked on with uncertainty.
I sauntered away with, “Today, I’m your greatest fan!”

F William Broome 2007


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Reviewed by Gloria Buono Daly 5/31/2006
Wonderful story; Nothing like a leisure walk in New York City. I'm I don't know that much about Irene Dunne, but I'm sure she was a great actress. My best, Gloria
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 4/28/2006
Awesome William and she made you feel ten feet tall and you made her important as well. I can see the visual of her eyes sparkling with long lashes and your teeth gleaming in the spotlights there in the big city. Well done nostalgic write.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/28/2006
Now a days she would have run away thinking you were a pavarochi (sp?), with a camera ready to catch an image to send to a tell all must have been a neat experience...Ed
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 4/28/2006

A beautiful story in "Sauntering in New York".

Healthy Long Creative Life through a blissful living, Poet.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by totally anonymous 4/28/2006
loved the glimpse into a memory. very well written. Got to go look up irene dunn now though! Sorry but way before my time!
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