Carmen’s Lost Brother

February 19, 2020

One of the most frustrating drop storylines in the early days of Manny was Danny’s uncle in California. We never meet said uncle. If he was at Danny and Michelle’s church wedding he didn’t introduce himself to the audience.

Danny talks about his uncle in California a lot in the early days. He said that all of them used to go out to California during summers and work at the uncle’s restaurant. It’s where both he and Mick learned to tend bar. During the annulment separation Carmen had arranged for Danny to go out to California and work in his uncle’s restaurant. They talk about how he only has daughters.

SO this has to be Carmen’s brother. There were three Santos brothers whose mother was Maria (aka Abuela). All three are dead before we meet Danny. We know two of them had sons and as far as we know the third one didn’t have ANY kids.

For there to be a living uncle in California, it had to be Carmen’s brother. That’s a bit odd because Carmen never speaks of her family again in any way.

I love the story about Danny’s uncle’s restaurant and I can see everybody in his family working there, except Carmen. I don’t think she probably did. Actually, this is a much happier back story than I think he really had. This is is one of those time incongruities when they start a story without having the storyline mapped out. The last time this uncle (no name given) is mentioned is when Carmen tries to send Danny out to California. Then he disappears off the face of the earth without even a phone call after the accident to let him know Danny isn’t coming. The uncle has to be on Carmen’s side by process of elimination (his grandmother Maria’s 3 sons are all dead before we meet Danny) and this is the only family of hers that is ever mentioned. They could even have suggested that Carmen went to California after Danny shot to take refuge with her own family, but that didn’t happen.

So what is Carmen’s family like? Where are they from? What’s the story of this uncle and his daughters? Sadly they were never explored. After this Carmen always presents herself as a Santos, all Santos, with no other family at all.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Valentine’s Day Roundup

February 17, 2020

Dropping in on our Springfield couples for Valentine’s Day. Here’s a roundup of my posts through the years.

We’re wrapping up a full week of Guiding Light Valentine’s Day here at GLManny. Thanks to everyone who watched along as we posted and I hope you’ll check back as we add to these categories each year. Also remember to share if you find Valentine related Guiding Light clips online, if you want to share a write up about your favorite Guiding Light couple, or if you want to do a Valentine’s Day fanfic of any couple from Springfield.

Guiding Light Wedding Montage
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/02/15/guiding-light-wedding-montage

Valentine’s Day Weddings

Here are the weddings thrown on Valentine’s Day in Springfield through the years:

Maureen Reardon and Ed Bauer 1983
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/ed-and-maureen-valentine-wedding

Billy Lewis and Vanessa Chamberlain 1984
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/02/12/vanessa-chamberlain-and-billy-lewis-wedding

Beth Raines and Phillip Spaulding 1991
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/phillip-and-beth-valentine-wedding

Michelle Bauer and Danny Santos 1999
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/danny-and-michelle-valentine-wedding

Danny’s Vows from the Church Wedding
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2020/02/13/michelle-and-dannys-church-wedding-vows-feb-14-1999

Beth Raines and Alan Spaulding Almost Wedding 2009
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2020/02/12/valentines-2009-beth-raines-and-alan-spaulding-broken-wedding

Valentine’s Through the Years

2006 – Part 1 -Harley & astral Gus
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/valentines-day-2006-part-1

2006 – Part 2 – Who’s Been Sleeping in My Bed? – Mystery sex at Inn
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/whos-been-sleeping-in-my-bed/

Proposals

Danny Santos to Michelle Bauer Santos – Wedding #4 – 2001
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/danny-proposes-to-michelle-for-the-fourth-time-2001

Misc.

Couple Codes
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/couple-codes-update-february-2015

Counting the Weddings With Dates
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2014/06/23/counting-the-weddings-with-dates

Fanfic

Manny fanfic – An Accidental Date [V-Day Challenge] by Samj
https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2020/02/11/an-accidental-date-v-day-challenge-by-samj

Video Montages

Wedding Montage

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Vanessa Chamberlain and Billy Lewis Wedding

February 14, 2020

Celebrating one of my favorite “Guiding Light” weddings.

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One of my all time favorite Guiding Light couples is Vanessa Chamberlain and Billy Lewis (Vanilly) despite all the garbage they put each other through, they truly were at their best together. I had fondly remembered their first wedding “I’m not leaving this spot until I marry this woman.” What I had TOTALLY forgotten was that it was on Valentine’s Day. I found it by accident when desperately looking for things to post for Halloween this last year so I posted the Masquerade Ball because they were wearing costumes. I didn’t realized until I kept watching the clips that they actually got married on Valentine’s Day. The first Vanilly wedding was on February 14, 1984.

Billy Throws Vanessa Over His Shoulder Billy Throws Vanessa Over His Shoulder

Vanessa and Billy actually got together partially because Vanessa did not react well to the attention her daddy gave her newly discovered half-brother Quint as he married his true…

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Michelle and Danny’s Church Wedding Vows Feb 14 1999

February 13, 2020

Rustle of the Sheets was a Manny fan website. Like this one it had a lot of Manny related stuff. This was part of a series of important quotes or as they called them “Danny’s Speeches of Love (and Lust).” I’m going to break them out and take them one at a time. I especially wanted to share this as part of our Valentine’s Day Week Celebration since their wedding was indeed on Valentine’s Day. Find the rest of their wedding.

“A Treasure to be Cherished — Danny’s Vows” . . .

[February 16, 1999]

You know sometimes people meet each other under very unusual circumstances. We did.”

'A Treasure to be Cherished'“Who knows why God puts a particular person into your life. I certainly didn’t expect to meet someone like you and I know you didn’t plan on meeting a guy like me, but by divine providence or fate or just plain luck, we were thrown together and I knew, I knew that you were a treasure to be cherished and to be revered.

“Michelle, I — I promise to do everything in my power to keep you safe and to make you happy. And what we have between us will grow with you as my wife and I as your husband.”

Valentines 2009 Beth Raines and Alan Spaulding Broken Wedding

February 12, 2020

Find photos of the wedding day courtesy of Daytime Confidential.

Today we are adding a new wedding to our Valentine’s Day wedding list.

According to the photo in the Valentine’s Day wedding roundup in the February 19, 2018 issue of Soap Opera Digest, Beth and Alan’s almost wedding was on Valentine’s Day. This is was the same day Coop was killed in a car accident and Phillip made his big return.

Beth was involved with the younger “Coop” Cooper who had sadly broken up with Ashlee Wolfe (a much better match). The attraction for Beth was that Coop was very similar in many ways to a young Phillip, plus they had a lot of hot sex. For Coop I really think it was partly a mother complex since he was abandoned by Jenna’s death and his father dumping him on relatives we never heard of before or since. They went for Thanksgiving (NOT an English holiday) and never came back until Cooper showed up as a young adult.

Alan was blackmailing Beth into marrying him by threatening Coop. They were at the church reluctantly going through the ceremony. Everybody was upset about it except Alan. Then Phillip who had seen the whole crash shows up to tell them that Coop was hit.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

An Accidental Date [V-Day Challenge] by Samj

February 11, 2020

I saved this one to share for Valentine’s Day. To make it easier to direct people to this story I wanted to put all the chapter links in a single post, in other words do a link roundup. This story is in the Continued Storyline fanfic category. It isn’t under college because Danny is out of school when it takes place. This is a fic that I rescued and have republished.

An Accidental Date [V-Day Challenge] by Samj

 

While still thinking about going on some dates like Michelle suggested during the early fake marriage, Manny accidentally meet at the campus art museum and spend some honest time together. It also addresses the strange start time of that Psych class.

Chapters

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/an-accidental-date-v-day-challenge-by-samj-chapter-1 (Chapter 1)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/an-accidental-date-v-day-challenge-by-samj-chapter-2 (Chapter 2)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/06/09/an-accidental-date-v-day-challenge-by-samj-chapter-3 (Chapter 3)

https://glmanny.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/an-accidental-date-v-day-challenge-by-samj-chapter-4 (Chapter 4)

 

Archived Links Version

http://stenzmania.yuku.com/topic/988/t/Samj-An-Accidental-Date-V-Day-Challenge-PG.html http://stenzmania.yuku.com/topic/651

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Valentine’s Day Week 2020

February 10, 2020

Holidays were always a big deal in Springfield. One of the things we try to do here at GLManny is to put together weeks specifically for those holidays through the years. We’ve spent a lot of years looking for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. I haven’t done as much on Valentine’s Day, but I hope you enjoy this year’s contribution.

Valentine’s Day is also a great time for fanfics. We’ve got one to share, but I’d LOVE to see a Guiding Light fanfic from any era, any couples. What do you want for Valentine’s Day in Springfield?

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Dinah Marler

February 9, 2020

Revisiting Dinah Marler

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Dinah Marler ~ Dinah Marler was the long lost daughter of Ross Marler and Vanessa Chamberlain. Vanessa never told Ross she was pregnant and had given Dinah up for adoption. Dinah’s adoptive parents died and she was placed with a second pair of adoptive parents where she created a sister bond with another girl named Adele, later revealed to be India von Halkein’s adopted daughter Dorrie. Dinah eventually ran away feeling unwanted and ended up spending the most of her formative years in a carnival troop. She arrived in Springfield as a teenager and her identity was slowly revealed. She was considered a good girl during her first stay in Springfield, but between 1989 and 1995 she lived as a party girl in Europe and she became a bad girl during her subsequent Springfield stays. She didn’t grow up with half-brother Bill Lewis, but developed a close relationship especially after…

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Bethany Celebrates Valentine’s Day Early

February 6, 2020

Bethany Joy in a yellow dressBethany Joy Lenz (then credited as Joie Lenz), our dearly beloved Michelle Bauer Santos #4, has found a home on the Hallmark Channel. If you are unfamiliar with the cable channel unlike the majority of TV channels today, make stand alone movies. They have similar themes, similar plots, and frankly a lot of the same group of actors. Bethany looks like she’s joined them I’m pleased to say.

Previously Bethany’s made The Christmas Secret, Royal Matchmaker, and Bottled With Love. Even though it was originally aired in April 13, 2019, this year the Hallmark Channel is rolling Bottled With Love out for their spring schedule. Find out more on my previous post.

Check out Bethany’s work:

  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020 10:00pm
  • Monday, February 24, 2020 8:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020 4:00pm
  • Saturday, March 21, 2020 11:30pm
  • Friday, March 27, 2020 8:00pm

If you haven’t had a chance to find love in a bottle, be sure to take a look!

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Where Were the Bauers When Manny Started

January 29, 2020

One of the problems with Guiding Light structure over time is that there really should have been more Bauer children. They ended up dreaming up a long-lost half-sister and a suddenly close cousin (Hillary and Johnny respectively), but we should have seen more Bauers grow up. Ed had two children and Mike only one. Still there was a decent number of Bauer family members besides Michelle and Rick even if they weren’t on the show when Manny began. Where were they?

Mama Bauer, Michelle’s Great-Grandmother, died of cancer a couple of years after the family was introduced back in the 1940s.

Papa Friedrich Bauer, Michelle’s Great-Grandfather, served as the moral center of the show for many years. He passed the role on to his daughter-in-law Bert at his death in the early 1970s.

Bill Bauer, Michelle’s Grandfather, let’s face it Bill was a disappointment. He had it in him to be a good person and he was smart and an excellent brother, but his lack of self-confidence and his seeking consolation in a bottle or the closest woman’s bed when things didn’t go just his way undercut his entire life. He took this to an extreme when he faked his death in a plane crash and later emerged again in Springfield with a double secret grown daughter in tow. He was later killed for real before Michelle was born by Annabelle Simms Reardon’s father when he went nuts.

Bert Bauer, Grandma Bert, Michelle’s Grandmother, was the heart of the show for decades. From 1949 thru 1984 she was played by Charita Bauer — over 3 decades. While she had been kind of whiny and schemey as a young wife wanting to live like she was in House Beautiful magazine, she matured greatly over the years and became the kind of person everyone wants for a grandmother, challenging you to be your best and being a soft shoulder to cry on when needed. Besides the double death of her husband and all his infidelities, Bert underwent a pap smear saving countless women’s lives in real life by encouraging the practice and having lost a leg to diabetes and learned to walk again which was also written in for her character. Charita Bauer who played her, died unexpectedly, and the character was kept alive for another year, partially so she could hold Michelle in her arms (off screen) before she died.

Meta Bauer, Michelle’s Great-Aunt, her first husband Ted White and her second husband Joe Roberts with her step-daughter Kathy was the focus of the show up through the 1960s with Meta then leaving town seemingly for good after Papa Bauer’s funeral in 1973. But when soap opera icon Mary Stuart became available after her trademark soap Search for Tomorrow was cancelled she brought Meta back. Sadly Meta seemed to have forgotten a good deal of her history (including her son Chuckie and the husband she killed Ted White), but how can you NOT love or need the Aunt Meta she created. She is well known to Mannyacs.

Trudy Bauer, Michelle’s Great-Aunt, was the Bauers’ answer to Jan Brady (but Trudy did it first) she left town back in 1966. She was contacted several times later and Meta went to stay with her for awhile in New York City lastly while Mary Stuart was in the Meta role, but she was never seen on screen again.

Ed Bauer, Michelle’s father, was doing charity work in Africa. He’d been recast with a guy who played Ed in the 1960s and dropped in and out “volunteering time in Africa.” Eventually that Ed and the show part ways. They actually pretend he maintained connection even though they didn’t specifically say he’d reached out or showed him on screen until the start of Manny. At that point they say he’s been out of touch. Later when he returns to the canvas they said he started back home and got captured on the way and apparently no one realized it. Despite the fact that Ross did call him once and got a hold of him during Michelle’s trial. They played fast and loose with that, but that’s later Ed is just not mentioned during this time.

Hope Bauer Spaulding, Michelle’s cousin, was part of my second favorite couple of all time Hope and Alan. In story Alan slept with other women despite the fact that he truly loved Hope. His father had really done a number on Alan. Hope was lost when she realized he wouldn’t change and fell into the bottle. She left town, taking Alan-Michael with her. After that she was only ever heard of by brief reference or a one-sided phone call and she was never shown again after she left town in the early 1980s.

Mike Bauer, Michelle’s uncle, is awesomesauce and actually later plays an off screen role in the Manny story keeping Robbie while Manny pull a con to get out of the mob all the way. At this time though he had a big government job in Washington, D.C. His last actual appearance in Springfield was at the anniversary party in 1997.

Rick Bauer, Michelle’s half-brother, is the only Bauer family who is around at the start of the Manny story. He is somewhat involved, more than any other family member, but is also upset about learning that Kevin wasn’t his kid after all.

Robansuefarm is the handle of one of Manny and Guiding Light‘s biggest fans following in her family’s footsteps of Guiding Light fandom since 1939. This blog is an effort to make it easy to find Guiding Light and especially Manny online. Check back here for her blog, find fanfic previews and fake WSPR newscasts on her YouTube, find podcasts that look back to old shows and audios of her fanfics on Blog Talk Radio, and finally follow her on Twitter and Facebook.


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