She Had to Go and Lose It at the Astor

A cautionary tale for Valentine’s…

We’d like to tell you a story
About a young girl,
About eighteen years old, about five feet two,
And about to go out.

Now, her Mother,
Realizing it was her first time
Out with a young man,
Called her into the bedroom and said,


“Minnie, you’re all dressed up in your finery,
Your very best clothes, and you look beautiful,
You’re gorgeous, You’re alluring…
(You look swell, baby!)

And now, Minnie,
I want you to remember everything
I’ve always told you,
And above all
I want you to be very, very careful…


But she had to go and lose it at the Astor
She didn’t take her mother’s good advice.
Now there aren’t so many girls today who have one
And she’d never let it go for any price.

They searched the place from penthouse to the cellar
In every room and underneath each bed.
Once they thought they saw it lying on a pillow
But they found it belonged to someone else instead.


But she had to go and lose it at the Astor,
She didn’t know exactly whom to blame
And she couldn’t say just how or when she lost it
She only knew she had it when she came.

They questioned all the bellboys and the porter
The chef appeared to be the guilty guy
And the doorman also acted quite suspicious
But he coyly said, “I’m sure it wasn’t I!”


But she had to go and lose it at the Astor
It nearly killed her mother and her dad
Now they felt as bad about the thing as she did
After all it was the only one she had.

They just about completed all their searching
When the chauffeur walked up with it in his hand
All they did was stand and gape,
There was Minnie’s sable cape-
And she thought that she had lost it at the Astor.

… always remember your sable cape, ladies, lest you displease Mama.


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5) Cecil Beaton

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15 responses

  1. Great post 😁

    Liked by 1 person

    February 10, 2019 at 5:23 AM

  2. Hahaaaa!!!!! Love this!!!!!!! (And the pics…SWOON!!!!) Made my morning. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    February 10, 2019 at 5:27 AM

  3. I bet you enjoyed your photo shoot. No sign of it in any of the pictures, so it must have been gone by then.

    Liked by 1 person

    February 10, 2019 at 10:01 AM

    • No doubt the chauffeur borrowed it at the beginning of the evening- chauffeurs are quite fashion forward.

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      February 10, 2019 at 9:02 PM

  4. Clever

    That was just perfect, Sister! It flowed and was just cheeky enough.

    Liked by 1 person

    February 10, 2019 at 11:40 AM

    • Perhaps I’ll add a little more cheek next time. }:~o

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      February 10, 2019 at 9:04 PM

  5. That was very entertaining! Thank you 🤗

    Liked by 1 person

    February 10, 2019 at 12:14 PM

  6. Madly, you’re such a tease !!! 😜

    Liked by 1 person

    February 10, 2019 at 4:20 PM

    • It’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!

      ;c)

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      February 10, 2019 at 9:07 PM

  7. Hahaha!!! Sounds like me, hunting high and low for some object misplaced.

    Liked by 1 person

    February 11, 2019 at 5:59 AM

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