"I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them."
--Andy in The Office

Hi all,

I spent 9 years watching NBC's The Office so it was a little bittersweet watching its finale this past week.  Thankfully, it was not as angsty for me as when TBAA left the air and I found myself singing John Denver's "Annie's Song" at random times and crying.  (Why "Annie's Song"?  Your guess is as good as mine.  "You fill up my senses... like a night in the forest.  You... you... WAAAAAH!"  It was pretty classy.)  Anyhow, watching The Office say good bye did inspire a few things so I hope you'll enjoy this.

God bless,


So after I watched the final "talking head" scenes on The Office finale, I got to thinking...  What if the Dyeland finale were done in the same format?  It would be rather fitting since TBAA employed "talking heads" at the end, too.  What are some things you would *never* expect (or want!) to have the characters say in the final Dyeland story?  I have some (bad!) ideas...

Lines You Will Never Read in the Dyeland Finale

1.  From JenniAnn:  "Oh geez.  So over Andrew.  Please meet my husband Tad."

2.  From Adam: "What am I up to these days?  Cooking.  A lot.  Thinking of taking up a second career as a chef, actually.  Pass me that turkey leg will you, please?  Yum.  Yum."

3.  From Vincent: "Puh-lease.  Books are so lame.  I could, like, save myself fifty hours and just watch the movie version."

4.  From Andrew: "Stupid Tad..."

5.  From Max: "I'm sorry but who is Ron Weasley?"

6.  From Rose: "I have no idea...  Ron Weasley...  Hmm...  Oh!  Is he on American Idol?"

7.  From Monica: "So Andrew got a house, nieces and nephews, a dog, a mini-van, and undying love and affection of humans.  That's nice.  I got a caddy and a pocket watch.  So that's cool..."

8.  From Doc Hock: "Oh.  So I'm in this now?  How did that happen?  Excuse me... just a moment.  Gotta yell at someone...  Go get a job you ponytailed hippie!"

9.  From Andrew: "So after coming to terms with my superhero complex, I decided there was only one way to conquer it.  I became a superhero!  What do you mean I can't wear white Spandex?"

10.  From Tess: "Breathe in... breathe out...  Feel the positive energy flowing into your body...  There's no need for negativity... no reason to have an attitude.  Just be happy and blissful and...  What?  WHAT!?!?  Angel of death stole my car and did what!?!  The Andrewmobile?  It has jet engines now?!?  &#%@!!!"

11.  From Henry: "It's been rough, yeah.  But I'm pulling things together.  When Adam flaked out on the AOD Band to open that restaurant and Andrew got arrested for wearing white Spandex and swinging from buildings... those were some dark days.  But I'm doing okay now.  Got myself a new band.  Polka!  'Roll out the barrel...'"

12.  From Joshua: "What's bail set at?  You were wearing what?  White Spandex?!?  Dude, it's after Labor Day.  Even I don't wear white after Labor Day!"

(Special thanks to the person who brought up white Spandex... you know who you are.  ;-)

And now for the flip side...

Lines You Just Might Read in the Dyeland Finale

1.  From JenniAnn:  "Would I do it all over again?  A hundred times... yep."

2.  From Adam: ::as Andrew and Annabelle glide across the Willowveil ballroom floor::  "Sunrise, sunset.  Sunrise, sunset.  Swiftly fly the years, one season following another, laden with happiness and tears."

3.  From Vincent: "Papa..."

4.  From Andrew: "Would I do it all over again?  A thousand times... yeah."

5.  From Max: "It's a boy!"

6.  From Rose: "It's a girl!"

7.  From Monica: "How about a happy birthday coffee?  It's not every day you pretend to turn 60, Andrew."

8.  From Doc Hock: "'Each man's death diminishes me, For I am involved in mankind.'"
From JenniAnn: "Still love him in this..."
From Rose: "I know... me, too."

9.  From Andrew: "
Why are all those people gathered in the Fields of... of Gold.  A-and why... J-joshua!"

10.  From Tess: "I love you, babies.  ALL of you.  Happy fiftieth anniversary!"

11.  From Henry: "Congratulations, buddy!"

12.  From Joshua: "And they all lived happily ever after!"

("Sunrise, Sunset" was written by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.  Doc Hock's quote is from "No Man Is An Island" by John Donne)


This newsletter is dedicated to John who, as Andrew, reminded us every week that when our own finales come... the season that follows will be even better than what came before and it will go on forever.


JABB 384

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