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Alexandra Feodorovna / Alexandra’s Anecdotes
« on: October 07, 2013, 07:50:52 PM »
I checked the pages of this subforum, and there is no thread dedicated solely for anecdotes about her.

So let’s start it with these stories after being engaged to her beloved Nicholas II ^^
From here:

Miss Shoesmith who was the Princess's bath attendant during the whole time she was at Harrogate, says she was far nicer to deal with than the generality of ladies who visit the Baths - so affable and unassuming, nothing stiff or formal about her, but still one could see that she had a good deal of character, and a strong will of her own.
At first it was her custom to go for her bath at twelve o'clock, but afterwards when crowds began to gather at that time she went at five o'clock. She generally came in a chair, and invariably went back in a cab, to prevent getting a chill. She never allowed anything to interfere with her baths. Even on the last day she was in Harrogate, although she left by the twelve a.m. train, she contrived to take her bath at eight o'clock rather than miss it. One day she had the Special Needle bath (invented by Mr. Burkinshaw), the next she had a Sulphur Bath. She had no ailment, except a little rheumatism or stiffness in her knees, for which she always had special applications.

The dressing room was made as comfortable as possible for her. The furniture was covered in dark green plush; Miss Shoesmith always managed to have a nice fresh bunch of flowers about, and Mr. Councillor Wilson very kindly sent a choice selection of toilet requisites, including the "Harrogate Bouquet" with all of which the Princess seemed much pleased. It seems the dressing rooms at the Victoria Baths are open a little at the top, so that it is possible to hear in one what is said in the next. As many ladies went to bathe purposely to see the Princess and quiz the attendants, Her Highness was often much amused by hearing a good deal said about herself. In one case, for instance, a broad spoken old Yorkshire lady occupied the adjoining dressing room.
Speaking very loudly, she said "they tell me t'Princess is here - is sher?" –
"Well, she does come here occasionally," said the attendant.
"They tell me she's varrv pretty - is sher now ?" –
 "Oh yes, she's very nice."What's matter wi her - they say she's in a consumption, or else she's gotten t' eezema" –
 "Oh," said the attendant (on pins and needles all the time), "that's perfect nonsense - she's very healthy - but see how dreadfully it is raining!"
All the time the Princess was laid upon the couch in the next dressing room, compelled to hear every word, and bursting with suppressed laughter.


Second from here:

Her Highness showed pretty plainly whilst at Harrogate that she was not a bigoted person, for she visited all sorts of places of worship, - Christ Church and the Baptist Church, St. Peter's and the Congregational, St. Mary's, the Presbyterian Church and Pannal Church. Coming back from the latter place she noticed a man leaning over the Bridge. In the course of conversation a day or two afterwards she learnt that he was a policeman in plain clothes, who had followed her all the way. "Why didn't he," she said, "come and help to push me up that hill," (remembering the bath chairman's tug up Homfray bank.)

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Isn’t she lovely?  ~~~ (singing to the tune of Stevie Wonder’s song ^^)

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Having Fun! / Colored Pictures' Thread Index
« on: June 17, 2009, 01:12:22 AM »
Dobro Pozhalovat to all! I'm making this one so that all can see the magnificent talent in coloring photos of the AP Forum-mers!

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Additions are accepted! I hope to see more colorised pictures' threads!

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Anastasia Nicholaievna / Meal Manners
« on: March 30, 2009, 12:08:52 AM »
I wonder if this topic had been raised before. Sorry if I posted one topic again.
We knew Nastya to be a very mischievous girl. I wonder if she had done much chagrin to her Parents when she's on the meal table.
Had she done something eew just like what Alyosha did (you all know that story eh)?
For example, she ate chocolates without removing her long opera gloves in  St. Petersburg opera house. I quite like this quote from Mrs. Erminie Rives.

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Having Fun! / Poems for Dear Anastasia
« on: March 24, 2009, 03:45:28 AM »
To all of Anastasia’s Fans, please post your poems here.
Sorry if the first poem for her is very badly written:

Reminiscence
Spring has already come,
And the birds sing sweetly,
A melody for a girl,
 Whose memory is buried within me.

Her endearing knack for comedy,
Could placate anyone’s sadness,
Hardly had sorrow met her eyes,
As those always gleam with brightness.

The wind would love to touch,
Every wave of her fragrant hair,
Her vivacious soul  so obvious,
As she briskly leaps and strides.

Her life was thought to be of a princess,
As she can have all she desires,
But how simple she led her life,
With a loving family close to her.

All of a sudden it happened,
The cloud of darkness befell on her,
The rain will pour on her fate eternally,
And her name was left a mystery.




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News Links / 13 year old dad?!
« on: February 18, 2009, 02:26:10 AM »
This shocked me a lot while watching TV! Oh my guh!
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article2233878.ece

Hope the link works.

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Having Fun! / Poem About Tatiana
« on: February 14, 2009, 05:30:03 AM »
To be fair with O and M, we must also have a thread of dedication to Tatya!
To start the topic, I composed this "amateurish" poem (this is totally difficult, huh?!)
Sorry for the grammar.

A Beautiful Enigma

Her ineffable smile
Elates every cheerless face,
The fervor of her glance,
Has the power to suppress a muddled mind.

Her mellifluous voice,
Will constantly echo in your ears,
The comeliness of her moves,
Surely astounds every soul near.

It’s her you want to be with forever,
Endless reveries incite your head,
But after all those, you’d realize,
She’s merely a beautiful enigma.



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Tatiana Nicholaievna / Tatiana's Sense of Humour
« on: January 31, 2009, 01:57:32 PM »
Does anyone know an account where Tatiana made somebody laugh (just like what Nastya does)?

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Maria Nicholaievna / Madame Becker's Visit
« on: January 27, 2009, 04:26:56 AM »
I've read that Maria bellows on anyone when she has a visit from Madame Becker. Could someone post the diary entries of someone else that proves this?
Please....I need a help. Are there also diary entries of the OTMA telling about these days they have their you know....?

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News Links / Worldroots.com
« on: January 24, 2009, 02:27:50 PM »
I can't open this site. Does anyone have this problem like me?
I'm supposed to save OTMA's images there....

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Having Fun! / Would you still be a fan..
« on: December 31, 2008, 03:25:35 AM »
Would you all still be fans of OTMA if they didn't die that July 17, 1918?

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Having Fun! / OTMA's Fashion Styles
« on: December 15, 2008, 09:22:42 PM »
I read that when they're younger, Tsarina Alexandra chose what they wear. When they grew up to their early teens, I found their looks flourishing not only by their looks but also their hairstyle and dresses. Doesn't somebody appreciate much their dresses and hairstyles as I do?
I especially like their suits and gowns. I also like how they handle themselves on what they wear. Tatiana's the best dresser in the four, right?

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