Saturday, January 26, 2013

Gertie Millar (and Spider)

Gertie Millar (postcard)

Gertie Millar (1879 – 1952) was an Edwardian Theatre actress well known for her performances in musical comedies.

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9 comments:

  1. Little Miss Muffet? If that was a real spider I don't think Gertie would be there!

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    1. Little Miss Muffet? (google google) Ah an English nursery rhyme.



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  2. It could be a tarantula. They are mostly harmless.

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    1. 'mostly' hmmm. I'm not afraid of spiders (actually I like them killing annoying flies) but with one as big as shown on the postcard I wouldn't take any risk.

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  3. That's a big spider! From what I've read, a tarantula's bite is like a bee sting. Back in 1995 my husband and I were moving into an apartment and we had a surprise guest. Apparently the previous tenants had left their pet tarantula and he was hiding under the refrigerator. Thankfully I spotted him on the day we moved in and we called the maintenance man to come and remove him. Can't imagine how I would have reacted if I had stepped on him during the night or if he had crawled on me while I slept!

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    1. You won't hit the snooze button at your alarm when you wake up in the morning and a tarantula is staring at you from up close.

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  4. I'm so glad I spotted him on the first day. If I'd encountered that tarantula at any time night or day, I'm sure I would have screamed and then passed out on the spot. :)

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  5. lol...fabulous pic! I'm the spider catcher in our house - all the guys are wimps when it comes to eight legs!

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