When I was a wee one, I didn’t give Mrs. Rich much thought. But now that I am a woman myself, I find myself relating to her much more. Not in the jewelry sense, but if I were Regina, a stay at home mom with no housework to do, mother to the world’s most self-sufficient person who needs nothing from me, with a husband who is always traveling or working, and with friends consisting of random rich ladies whom I barely know; I would do as she and many a rich lady before her have done. Which is, hire a bunch of cute guys to work for you and spend your day flirting your brains out.
In this tale, Regina reaps all the benefits of innocent flirting involving a flush in the cheeks, a lot of giggling, and the feeling of being a young girl again! She also does well at employing three of the major tenants of man manipulation. She is a damsel in distress who needs to be saved, she is the “cool girl” up for anything, spontaneous and fun, and she suggests that another man can easily do the job.
No man can resist these ploys! And so, our dear Bascomb gets himself into some very odd situations, but it is a win-win in the end because she gets a youthful glow and he gets to feel like a hero. And best of all, we finally get to spend time with our old friend, Mrs. Van Lard!
Oh no, Dripson’s going to have a broken back! What did you think? It’s good to be rich!
And if you have time for more Richie fun, Occupy Richie Rich is putting up stories now too, so the Richie adventures never have to end! Adults only as the commentary is not safe for kids.
I found another story just like this one, but without all the flirting! Enjoy…
Old timey Mrs. Rich is not as hip and happening as 70’s Mrs. Rich!