Mention "ashes of roses" to any female who was mebbee fifteen years or older in 1983 and you will probably get a similarly responsive sigh from 'em all. You see, "The Thorn Birds" was the second highest rated mini-series ever to hit television and ashes of roses was the color of the dress worn by the romantic character named Meggie Cleary.
In case you don't know this story or have forgotten the details, let me refresh your memory with a few highlights. Father Ralph was a friend of Meggie's aunt and visited her Australian farm called Drogheda where Meggie's father worked and lived. Ralph had high hopes of gainin' a hefty bequest to the Catholic church in his name which in turn would promote him in the Catholic church hierarchy. Ralph becomes the center of Meggie's life, and he in turn cherishes her. As her womanhood ripens, some begin to question their relationship, includin' Ralph and Meggie themselves. When Meggie shows up at her aunt's birthday party wearin' her ashes of roses colored dress, her stunnin' beauty is evident and does nuthin' to extinguish the flames smolderin' between the two.
The years go by and through a series of events, Ralph and Meggie finally consummate their passion and nine months later a son is born, unbeknownst to Ralph. A lotta stuff happens in between and then their son, Dane is killed in a tragic accident and Meggie finally reveals to Ralph - now a Cardinal - the true identity of her son's father. Ralph then dies in Meggie's arms after the funeral.
So, after all that yadda, yadda, yadda I'm here to tell you that a remake is in the works. Bein' that the actors who played Meggie (Rachel Ward) and Ralph (Richard Chamberlain) are now old, the producers went lookin' for some hot, young actors to play in the sequel.
Therefore, I am both proud and delighted to announce that my Chocolate darlin' Ms. Truffles will be playin' the part of Meggie Cleary and I have been cast as the part of Ralph. The film is still in the editin' stages so the premiere date will be released at a later time. BUT - bein' that I am privy to inside information, I wanted to share with you an exclusive sneak peek of the 2011 promotional poster of what promises to be a smashin' hit:
Ms. Truffles and I truly hope you are not so fond of the original that you poo-poo the idea of our remake. Keepin' that thought in mind durin' the filmin' of the Thorn Turds, we truly dug deep into the depths of our bowels in hopes of producin' not one big stinker, but sumpthin' of epic proportions.
Ahhhhhhhh yes ~ just as several furiends promised, the weekend that I was lookin' for on Monday has rolled around once again. I dunno about you, but I'm hopin' to download some major
F-U-N this weekend!
F-U-N this weekend!