Posted by Patty the Dutchie (also known as the Kenau) on October 08, 1998 at 14:55:57:
Thank you Gayle, Jo, Pat, Miss Marcia, Elaine (E-Lane), Sarah and Ilse for your warm words of welcome!
Now I'll try to answer your questions.
No, Jo, the movie wasn't dubbed. Theaters over here don't do that. Dutch television doesn't either, so when I zap around and hear what German, French and Italian people have to listen to, I can only shiver.(Your Dutch wasn't too bad!)
Miss Marcia, the temptation to try some of your famous fuu-uudge should be enough to lure anyone across anything (mountains, gorges, rivers, lakes...)!
Elaine, a Dutch plot! How can you even consider anything like that. (Oops, was that my door-knocker? Sounded like a certain trader's distinctive knock...)As to the update on Mr Schweig: thank you for the information, but please ask him to make a detour to visit his fan club and tell everyone who's running it to wake up as I've never had an answer from them yet! (And what on earth is "the tour circuit"? And "emcee-ing" doesn't ring a bell either! Gosh, I thought I could tackle everything with my Cambridge Proficiency in my backpocket!)
As to the Director's Cut letter: I'll express-mail it to you in a couple of days. (Hope that one arrives though, as the one to Washougal never did!)Oh, and of course if anyone wants to learn Dutch...
Sarah, what can I say? Nowadays I can't see the end of LOTM without tears! I'm even checking the weather in Vancouver - via CNN - to see if "our guy"'s area will be bathed in sunshine or not! (Darn, I shouldn't have confessed that. Well, I only wish him well! Are you guys cracking up yet?) So, Sarah don't despair: there's always someone who's even crazier than you.
Ilse, my fellow Lowlander! Could we possibly come to an agreement about that trading post? I'm talking tulip bulbs, Flemish cloth, French lace and other stuff here! And having had a gypsy as great-grandfather on my mother's side and blacksmith as grandfather and father, I could offer the Mohican citizenry my skills in the tinker and horseshoe business...
Have to go now, can hear horses coming - can be heard from miles, as you all know - so that means business.
Thank you all for putting up with me so far,
Patty the Dutchie
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