Remy Before and After

August 6, 2020

Often Guiding Light would try out an actor in a small part and then bringing him or her back in a larger part some time later. I’ve been  posting showing clips of these actors before and after.

My tenth entry is Lawrence St. Victor who played Remy Boudreau. I didn’t know he had appeared previously on the show until I heard him talk about on one of The Locher Room episodes. He talked about it on the Virtual Bauer BBQ 2020. Normally I wait until I have clips found, but I wanted to go ahead and post these before I forgot.

St. Victor said that Guiding Light was his first on camera job. He was in Company as a supporting character aka on most shows extras. It was a day that Tony Santos (Jordi Vilasuso) was at Company. St. Victor said that Jordi had come over and sat down next to him. He talked about the soap, how they worked, and in general about the actor giving him information and making him feel comfortable. He really appreciated it.

Remy came on as a dorm advisor. His father Dean of Students, Claytin Burdeau, had a rocky relationship with him. They had very different ideas of his future. Unfortunately Remy’s sister (doctor/lawyer, Rick’s ex-wife, Leah’s mom) was uber successful at everything she did (including treating Michelle like crap, except at being in a healthy relationship which I hope she has overcome that limitation with Cyrus). He constantly felt under scruntiny and like a failure. Over a long time he found success in his personal life by marrying Christine and a successful career as an EMT/cop.

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.

Beth Before and After

August 3, 2020

Often Guiding Light would try out an actor in a small part and then bringing him or her back in a larger part some time later. I’ve been  posting showing clips of these actors before and after.

My ninth entry is Beth Chamberlain who played Beth Raines Spaulding. I didn’t know she had appeared previously on the show until I heard her talk about on one of The Locher Room episodes. Normally I wait until I have clips found, but I wanted to go ahead and post these before I forgot. When Judy Evans left the role of Beth and the show they had done such a good job of convincing us that Pheth belonged together that only death could separate us that they felt they needed to kill the character for Phillip to move on. Beth disappeared, but Phillip didn’t give up. Eventually Alan decided Phillip would never give up while there was hope so he faked evidence that Beth was dead so Phillip would move on.

During the time where Phillip was still hunting, Beth Chamberlain came on to be a dead body who looked similar to Beth, but wasn’t.( I should be able to find that and when it hits the top of my To Do List I will.)

Later when they decided to bring the character of Beth back, Chamberlain one the role. She continued with it until Pheth married and the characters moved to New Mexico. Then she returned about a year after Phillip returned she came back and stayed on the show until the end of the run.

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.

Quola: Nola Reardon and Quint Chamberlain

August 2, 2020

Looking back at Quola.

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quintnolaMy very first soap couple was Kelly and Morgan on Guiding Light. I remember struggling with them through all kinds of obstacles. I particularly remember when Nola stole their Christmas presents for each other and put them in as white elephant presents at a party. I was so glad when they finally got together (thanks for wrecking that and destroying Morgan, Josh!). However, in a very unusual experience for me, when Nola moved on I didn’t hold her schemes against her. She was so very appealing and I loved her vivid fantasies. I really wanted her to win over Quint Chamberlain and eventually she did. Together they formed the supercouple Quola. He needed to heal and a family and she gave both to him. I remember them lying in each other’s arms after he saved her life in the diving accident in their first kiss, after months of almost kissing…

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Bauer BBQ Round Up Update 2020

July 30, 2020

Once again we wrap up another Bauer BBQ Week. I hope that you have enjoyed celebrating the Bauer BBQ with me. I’m always looking for more episode, more fanfic, and more memories please share. This year I went through and removed links to earlier year posts if I’d added to them or replaced links. If you have trouble getting links in the current posts, search for past posts.

Remember it’s never too early to start on Bauer BBQ fanfic for next year:

Bauer BBQs Through the Years

NOTE: If you aren’t familiar with my episode guide blog posts, expect to find a description of what happened (sometimes commentary mixed in, sometimes separately) then a link to the footage that I’ve found.

Bauer BBQ 1984 -Earliest year available on YouTube

Bauer BBQ 1987 – A-M jumps from plane, 50th Anniversary at Johnny’s Hanger

Bauer BBQ 1988 – Fletcher and Maeve Get Married

Bauer BBQ 1989

Bauer BBQ 1990

Bauer BBQ 1991

Bauer BBQ 1992

Bauer BBQ 1994

Bauer BBQ 1995

Bauer BBQ 1996 – Surprise BBQ when Rick almost gave up

Bauer BBQ 1998

Bauer BBQ 2001

Bauer BBQ 2002

Bauer BBQ 2003

Bauer BBQ 2005

Bauer BBQ 2006

Bauer BBQ 2008

Bauer BBQ 2009 – Last Bauer BBQ We’re Invited To On Air

Information about the Bauer BBQ

Bauer BBQ Scrapbook

Bauer BBQ Meal

Bauer BBQ Recipes

Bauer BBQ Locations

Video Greetings for Michelle at the Bauer BBQ 2014

Introduction and Awesome Michelle Quote

Kick Off 2014 with Manny Bauer BBQ Banner

Video Tribute to Bauer BBQs through the years

Soap Opera Jargon: Tradition

Bauer BBQ Episodes Available on DVD

When Did the Bauer BBQ Begin?

Traditions of the Bauer BBQ

Bauer BBQ Food

Bauer BBQ Memories – Please share yours in the comments.

Why is the Bauer BBQ important?

Bauer BBQ Collectibles

Locations of the Bauer BBQ

Springfield Insider Videos on Bauer BBQ 2009

Bauer BBQ Speech 2009

Summary on the Bauer BBQ 2009

Commentary on the Bauer BBQ 2009

Tips for Photographing Fireworks

Real Life Bauer BBQ Fan Event






Bauer BBQ Speechs (On Air and Not)

Rick Bauer (2017)

Bauer BBQ Fanfic

Children of Springfield – Ages of all the kids in Springfield in 2020

Bauer BBQ 2014 by Robansuefarm (Full Links To Text and Audio Versions)

Bauer BBQ 2017 by Robansuefarm (Full Links to Text)

Bauer BBQ 2018 by Robansuefarm (Page Through)

Bauer’s Fourth of July BBQ by SJ (Part 1) (Part 2)

Mindy Bauer Lewis tweets Bauer BBQ 2011

What Matters Most (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 3)

Roarah Standalone – Prelude to Love

Passing Down the Hat (Part 1) (Part 2)


Bauer BBQ Fanfic –  a selection of fanfic that has at least one chapter set at the Bauer BBQ

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.

Virtual Bauer BBQ 2020

July 29, 2020

Group One for BBQ

Please join Liz Keifer, Michael O’Leary, Jerry verDorn and many other Guiding Light cast members for a very special 16th Annual Daytime Stars and Strikes for Autism “virtual” Bauer Barbecue on Saturday, June 27th at 6:00PM EST. Together we will raise money and awareness for Autism Society of America.

I did a running commentary as we went. I went through and called the actors as actor or characters, fairly randomly. Rather than go back and straighten that out, I think you can figure it out if you can’t let me know. The time tags I give are hour: minute.

Although they don’t mention it at all, they were also did an auction and sold some neat stuff including the shirt Ross is wearing.

I was late getting this posted for Bauer BBQ Week – it only took me all month – but I wanted to get comments done before I posted. Thanks for your patience.

It starts with Michael O’Leary (Rick Bauer) who also serves as MC at the real life events. Then brought in Bloss, Jerry verDorn (Ross Marler) and Liz Keifer (Blake Marler). Part of the Daytime Stars and Strikes event is that people make sort of random donations during the event supporting the cause of autism. They list people who gave pre-donations.

Group 2 with Nancy St. Alban

O’Leary talks about dream sequence of Rick being Yankee Doodle Dandy.

verDorn says worst part every year was looking up over head pretending to watch fireworks.

O’Leary had everyone on that day and hired extras. He doesn’t remember much because it was very choppy.

Keifer every one had a great time seeing and talking to people.

O’Leary talks about Blake telling Rick about the twins. I think they were confused about the paternity.

verDorn says he remembers his first Bauer BBQ in 1979. Bert Bauer asked Ross to leave.

Locher the Bauer BBQ and the Christmas episodes were always the ones fans waited for.

Peter Simon isn’t attending today unfortunately.

11:21 verDorn shows a t-shirt he wore. Blake wanted a swimsuit cover-up so he gave Blake the shirt off his back.

verDorn and Keifer remember a dream set up which included “Holly” coming up covered with seaweed which still makes Keifer think of her “mom”

Group 3 with Paul Anthony Stewart and Nancy St. Alban

15:01 Nancy St. Alban arrives

St. Alban favorite Bauer BBQ memory – It was the last Bauer BBQ and her daughter was there as Hope. They were asking if her daughter could come play Hope. She resisted at first. When they were shooting the inside the kitchen scene her daughter improvised the line about how her Mommy used to do all the time. It freaked her out because she wasn’t expecting it so it threw her off her game.

18:00 Stewart says what he remembers is that there was always food so they’d sneak off set to eat. There would always be cake and they’d try and eat the cake. Sometimes even before they were done with it on the off-camera side. He’s really glad he won’t have to wear a Hawaiian shirt. They would get the script and have to decide if they had to start crash dieting. They talked about having the singer on the show. Who reported the highlight clips as copyright violations so they shutdown all the sound on the wedding clips. (Boo!) It was during their Bauer BBQ wedding. They also mentioned they had Clay Aiken on the show.

“We had a wedding every year like we had the Bauer BBQ”

O’Leary asks Nancy to tell the story from when the budget cuts came down. She tells Michael he tells him later. They discuss “the last producer” who they seem to have hard feelings for (and honest to God any right thinking person does). They called Nancy in and told her about this great new plot they were having where Danny leaves the mob forever and they open a restaurant in Chicago. Nancy says it changes every time that Michael tells her. It was really California and they were going to be helping Ed – which is the story they left on off screen. HUGE MISTAKE! It was only after she asked if they were building the set that she realizes from their non-answers that they’re firing her. (How anyone could write the deep, dark, best forgotten amnesia year, then write them off, then write the year 2008- HOW can they consider themselves a writer? An even if you WERE a writer as a head writer/producer you’re a grown up, professional, people shouldn’t have to guess you’re firing them.) Paul jumps in with his memories of it. If you are foggy about their send-off, Nancy and Paul are both right. Like Paul said they were going with Ed to help hurricane victims. Then AFTER that they were going to return with Ed to his clinic in California like Nancy said. “I just remember seeing Paul in the hallway and he said we’re fired.”

St. Alban is requested to tell a Michael story. Generally Michael was goofing around except when he was doing his stuff. Paul: “Nobody coming between Danny and Michelle wouldn’t work.”

There is an interview about the autism charity donations are going for.

Tina Sloan (Lillian) and Beth Chamberlain (Beth Raines) join Michael to go on. Lillian was supposed to wear a bathsuit, but decided she didn’t want to, so she didn’t. They said OK. Tina’s favorite story is talking about Beth Ehlers (Harley Davidson Cooper). They were having an argument about Phillip in the Bauer kitchen and after the scene they wanted them to exit immediately for next part of the scene. During rehearsal there was a place to get away, but things had moved before shooting. They darted into the broom cupboard in the Bauer kitchen and had her purse get stuck so they were just desperately trying to get out of there before they both made it back on camera.

Bruce Barry was director and he joined in. Barry told about directing Michael in a Bauer BBQ prep day. Michael reach down and grabbed a maceroni and cheese and got it out. Barry told Michael to say ouch. That’s supposed to be hot and you aren’t wearing mits.

Tina Sloan has brought out a new novel.

Peter Simon HATED wearing the chef’s hat. He says it’s Peter’s hat.

Elvera (Hope Bauer Spaulding) joined. Denise (Katie) looked for beginning of Bauer BBQ and was way off.

Bauer BBQ began

Denise misses brother-sister relationship with Floyd.

A.C. Mallet

Frank Dicopulas joined

Michael: “I said that every time I killed somebody, ‘I couldn’t stop the bleeding.'” Tells the VCR Stat story. When Phillip and Rick left the show they tried to build up a friendship-brothership between A.C. and Frank.

A.C. “You’re going to be Frank and Frank’s not sick.”

Jennifer Riso (Eleni 2) Doesn’t remember a lot of Bauer BBQ. Every time they had a scene together they’d try to work the angle.

They always had extras in the hot tub. The cast never found out who they were.

Last Bauer BBQ the grill wasn’t cooking because they didn’t want to have to pay a propane guy to come and start the grill.

Michael talked her into moving her hand over the cake and then he forced her hand down into it and then gasped and said ‘what did you do?’

Mandy (Frank’s daughter) was great. Eleni said her big story was that unexpectedly her real life husband knew Mandy before. He played music for her musical additions.

Robert Newman (Josh Lewis) – Telling a golfing story. Robert hasn’t landed a hole in one in his life, but his advice helpled Michael make one.

For a Bauer BBQ – Barry asked Frank to take off his shirt and he didn’t want to do it. Larry Gates, Jerry vanDorn, and Michael Roarke all came on set without their tops to give him moral support.

Barry directed Robert’s screen test with Jennifer Cooke. Robert said something wrong, gave a minute, backed up a couple of lines and went on. He came from a theater background and you don’t have the luxury of a second try. So he was a big help that way. He also directed his first scene with Rebecca Holland at a bar.

Robert Newman said at the end of 10 hours they’d want you to get a plate a food under the hot lights all that time. They wanted you to eat it. You’d go 2am-3am shooting the BBQ. If you were shooting late and had to be up in the morning they’d give you a hotel room for the night so you could be back in the morning.

Barry talks about Alan-Michael sky-diving into the BBQ. Robert Newman told Michael O’Leary that he committed 100% to the musical dream Bauer BBQ. Robert said he was incredibly impressed how much he put into the scene.

Barry is talking about doing Nola’s fantasies.

Dylan and Melissa Hayden (Bridget) – Dylan says you made our lives. Just saying Michael’s name makes them laugh. Melissa Hayden tells her first year on the show. They told them they had to wear bathing suits. They all suited up and then said you had to be in the hot tub. That’s why they went to having extras in there because none of the actors wanted to do it. They tried to put warm water in it, but it was SO dirty.

Morgan plays his firefighter song that he wrote at 1:28. The little girl from his second family comes on, too.

Melissa talks about her rehearsal scene. It was with Morgan. After the sexy come on she misjudged the set door and walked into it. Then they both laughed. Michael stresses they’ll get each other’s current numbers so they can talk again.

Then they add last Dinah and Yovone (Mel). All of them talk about where they live now.

Yovone remembers her first Bauer BBQ with fantasy sequence. She was dressed as Lady Liberty with a big plaque to hide real-life pregnancy. Her daughter graduated this year and they had a graduation ceremony with the parents coming in cards.

Gina says how fatherly, father-daughter their relationship was with Jerry vanDorn. Gina talks about how much she appreciates it once you leave. Gina dreamed about Helen Gallagher.

1:46 Grant Aleksander and Mindy comes on. HIs favorite Bauer BBQ memory is Peter Simon being forced to wear the chef hat. They waited all day to see someone telling him he had to wear the hat and steam came out of his ears. He thought he looked stupid in it. He’d have a serious conversation scene and he’d say, “I can’t do this! I can’t wear this hat!”

Krista (Mindy) says Jordan Clarke would be hungry and going to eat the food and she’d told him they had sprayed the food. “Darling, a little spray never hurt anybody.”

Roxie says she wouldn’t wear a bathing suit and Beverly came up to her and said I like your style.

Phillip: If you’re going to work with Beverly, you better bring your A game. Yours won’t be as good as hers, but you have to do your best.”

Barry said how professional she was and how well she responded to direction. Krista is going to play the piano.

1:53 Phillip discusses how come the Phillip-Rick relationship worked so well on screen and off. Michael: “It didn’t matter how many of my wives he slept with.”

1:56 Kimberly Simms comes on. Then Krista played the piano. I think the beginning was the Guiding LIght theme, but then she moved into the piece she learned when she was 8.

Krista went on Merv Griffin wearing bathing suit to advertise Bauer BBQ.

2:04 Orla and Crystal

2:14 Ashlee and Ava. Ashlee has a one year old. She was born on July 4, 2019.

Michael says the Bauer BBQ episodes were always the highest rated of the year.

2:22 Ashlee and Ava are delighted to see Remy. His first job was an extra in the back of Company and Tony. Tony came and sat down with him and helped support him. Both talk about how they are dealing with the COVID-19 limitations. Tony remembers wearing a tank top. Remy remembers the last one and how he and Michael improved. Michael talks about his wedding to Mel and jumping the broom. Remy talks about taking family to Black Lives Matter. They stuck to the edge and went with friends. He talks about being stopped by a cop while he was on Guiding Light.

Ray said they just got back from Florida where they visited family and swam. Ray asked to see Liz. They brought her back. She got Remy the place he got married because she knew the owner. Ray said how much he liked Liz. Holly popped back on with Liz. They added Gilly and Ross.

More remembering the hot tub and how nasty it was.

2:38 talks about Hamp (who passed away close to when he was last on the show)

2:39 talks about Roger. It was amazing to work with him. They had chemistry and they played so many variations on the theme.

Gilly is back in New York after many years in California. She talks about her son being profiled. She attended marches. She said she had to teach kid how to respond if picked up.

Liz asks her if she felt comfortable being a citizen of Springfield. She felt being brought in as an equal citizen was really signifcant.

Talk about how good a stage manager they had Lock. He created an atmosphere that respected everybody. He didn’t call extras, extras, they were supporting characters.

Helen was make-up artist and she treated everyone so well. The actors spent more time in hair and make-up than anywhere else. They were friends and so supportive every day.

They talk about how unique a set it was for the supportive feeling.

Ross talks about WSPR and what a great set it was. He says it was like a movie set. Holly remembers the Springfield Journal set more. Lock move supporting characters around so it felt like a real newsroom.

Ends and says good night with Alan, Michael, Liz, and Jerry. Plus Wendy who runs the event, It started in 2004.

Jerry was a leader on the set. He was a liason between actors and management. Charita had always had that role, but after she passed away Jerry stepped up.

Children of Springfield 2020

July 10, 2020

The Back Story

Back in 2014 before I could really dig into my Manny Bauer BBQ fanfic for the year I had to stop and figure out what children would be running around and how old they would be now. Sadly it’s been awhile now since we’ve seen any of them.  I decided to share because I thought this might be helpful for anyone wanting to write a “present day” Springfield story. I’m especially looking for any Bauer BBQ fanfic of any couple, any era and I’m making myself a challenge to at least get the start of one done by July 1st, so I’m challenging you as well. And don’t worry, this year I have the Manny part of the plot figured out so I just have to decide what other people are doing around them. I think it needs to be an annual post to keep us all on the same Guiding Light page.

However, I worked on this year’s Bauer BBQ fanfic I realized that there either was a dearth of children if I brought back former characters and they didn’t have children since none were mentioned on screen or I had to add some kids to this. I’ve redone the list of kids below. I’ve bolded the names of the children who were actually born on the show. Most of these added characters won’t have much role in this story or developed personalities, but I want them here to at least serve as placeholders and to make sure the population of Springfield doesn’t shrink that much.

In the previous post I shared some of my reasoning and notes to show my work and let it stand for possible addition and corrections. Read the last one for more details on how I came up with this list.

Please note these are often rough calculations and any of them could be subject to SORAS at any given time. Personally I like to watch kids grow up on screen, so I won’t be SORASing.

There could be any number of other children around, any number of other people that we had lost track of on screen or since 2009. These are children that are reasonable to assume are around. I’ll gladly take suggestions of others. I’ve previously stuck to the ones on screen and they are shown in bold, but I’ve also added  short explanations or reminders who they are.

So here is my list. I’m probably missing people. Let me know who else you think should be included. Whether these children would actually be around town or not is, of course, up to you and how you plot your story.

Children of Springfield

In reverse chronological order, the current children of Springfield:

Michael Ross Santos, 2 years – the son of Danny Santos and Michelle Bauer was born in between Bauer BBQ 2017 and 2018. We’re calling him Mikey.

Karla Boudreau, 4 – Christine and Remy daughter. They waited until they were settled and I picked the age from Christine’s actress’ The Bold and Beautiful‘s character’s daughter in hopes of getting some usable photos. I named her after Christine’s actress.

Elizabeth Lillian “Lily” Lewis, 6 – the daughter of Bizzie, at the 2014 Bauer BBQ we didn’t know Lizzie was pregnant so she was born after that.

Victoria Spaulding Grant, 6 – the daughter of Vicky Spaulding and David Grant. She was inspired by their 2016 Christmas card. The actors for Vicky and David married in real and for one of my Christmas photos I used a real life photo they’d shared. The Grants live outside of town.

Danielle “Dani” Meta Santos, 9 – the daughter of Manny, she was previously announced at the end of Springfield Bound and appeared in Bauer BBQ 2014. Best friend of HBIV.

Sandra Foley, 9 – daughter of Mel Bourdeau and Cyrus Foley. Mel got pregnant not long after they got together and they eventually married. Somewhat ironically Mel named her daughter after someone she looked up to the first female Supreme Court justice, Sandra Day O’Connor.

H.B. Lewis IV, 10 – Son of Bizzie as announced on show, best friend of Danielle Santos.

Francesca Cooper, 10 – Daughter of Frank Cooper and Natalia Aitoro as announced on the show, We’re calling her Frankie.

Clayton Bourdeau, 10 – Christine and Remy’s child existence shown in finale flash ahead. Soap Central says it was a boy named Clayton. I must admit I forgot about him so he isn’t on all previous lists.

Hampton “Hamp” Frazier, 10 – Kat Speakes kid, see note under Paul James Frazier, Jr. below.

Henry Cooper Lewis, 11 – Bio child of Shayne Lewis and adopted son of Marina Cooper. I’m calling him Hank.

Colin O’Neill, 12 – Child of Reva Shayne Lewis O’Neill and Jeffery O’Neill

Peyton Spaulding, 12 – daughter of Beth Raines Spaulding and Alan Spaulding

Emma Spencer Spaulding, 14 – bio daughter of Olivia Spencer and Philip Spaulding, adopted daughter of Natalia Aitoro

Sarah Randall, 14 – daughter of Jonathan Randall and Lizzie Spaulding Lewis.

Hope Maureen Santos, 15 – daughter of Michelle Bauer and Danny Santos

Leah Bauer, 18 – Daughter of Rick Bauer and Mel Boudereau Foley

“Robbie” Robert Frederico Santos, 19 – son of Michelle Bauer and Danny Santos

Jude Bauer, 19 – son of Rick Bauer and Harley Cooper

Clarissa Marler, 20 – daughter of Blake Thorpe and Ross Marler

Paul James Frazier, Jr. , 20 – After my discovery of the triad of Veterans from the 1960s, I wanted to involve them in the Bauer BBQ. There wasn’t anybody who really connected with them anymore, but there was a reference to Jim and Martha Frazier having two kids – no mention of which sex. I decided that they’d have named a son after his best friend and army buddy Paul Fletcher, so the son’s name would be Paul James Frazier. I thought somehow Kat Speakes might have married him and they’d name their son as a second.

Zach Spaulding, 21 – son of Phillip Spaulding and Harley Cooper

Molly Spaulding, 21 – Molly is the daughter of Alan-Michael and Lucy Spaulding. I based her on Rick Hearst’s General Hospital character’s daughter, so I can use photos of the two of them. Starting with BBQ 2017 she’s been dating Jason Marler.

Rocky Bradshaw Cooper, 22 – son of Jezz. In last BBQ story he returned to town. Left on his own with distant relations of Jenna in UK only Lucy had stayed in touch. He had come up through the kitchen ranks as a chef in London and he was brought in to make Towers his signature restaurant. He secretly wants to destroy his father for hurting him, Coop, and Lucy, but he’s kept his resentment to himself.

Maureen Reardon, 23 – daughter of Vanessa Chamberlain Lewis and Matt Reardon

Kevin Marler, 24 – son of Blake Thorpe and Ross Marler, Kevin is studying neuroscience, more specifically addiction and has been developing a psuedo-father relationship with Rick.

Jason Marler, 24 – son of Blake Thorpe and Ross Marler, is a disenchanted Polysci major, he’s spent the last year trying to find himself. He took a semester of classes at Springfield U, mostly because Molly wanted him to, but mostly he’s been working at Company after Frank got him the job. He’s been getting into a more mentor relationship with Frank.

Matthew “MJ” Wilson, 26 – Rick Bauer and Annie Dutton’s son she had given up for adoption. In last year’s BBQ story Matt showed up at the very end and in the year since has been developing a relationship with Rick, but not with Mindy. He moved into the Bauer garage apartment.

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.

Bauer BBQ 2018 Fanfic by Robansuefarm

July 7, 2020

I’m picking up at the end of this Bauer BBQ story with this year’s. So flashback to last year.

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 Robansuefarm  fanfic category. This is a fic that I wrote and first published here continuing the story of Guiding Light.

Bauer BBQ 2018 by Robansuefarm

In order to help the continuing story we have a couple of stops on our way between Bauer BBQ 2017 to Bauer BBQ 2018. This year I tried to write it more like actual episodes.

November Sweeps – The Painting Story Climax

November Episodes – 2017 by Robansuefarm

December 2017 January 2018 Episodes by Robansuefarm

Since Bauer BBQ 2017 by Robansuefarm

Actual BBQ Episodes

Bauer BBQ 2018 Prep Day by Robansuefarm

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 1 Part 1

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 1 Part 2 

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 1 Part 3

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 1 Part 4 

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 1 Part 5 

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 2 Part 1

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 2 Part 2 

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 2 Part 3 

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 2 Part 4 

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 2 Part 5 

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 2 Part 6 

Bauer BBQ 2018 Episode 2 Part 7 

We follow up with a “head writer interview” to fast forward the story.

Guiding Light Head Writer July 2018 – Soap Opera Magazine

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.

Speeches Bauer BBQ 2017

July 6, 2020
Michael O'Leary Greets Guests

Michael O’Leary Greets Guests

Part of every Bauer BBQ is the speech. It was often done by Ed or Ross or Rick, but the job passed around over the years. The speech was always one of my favorite parts so I like to include one in my fanfics. This speech is one I wrote for my Bauer BBQ fanfic in 2017. I hope you enjoy it.

Rick: Can I have your attention? It’s time again for that time honored tradition. The Bauer BBQ speech where we take a minute to think about what we’re celebrating today instead of the celebration itself….You know it still feels funny for me to be the one giving the speech because I feel like it should be a grown up like my dad or Uncle Mike or Aunt Meta giving this speech. I still feel like I should be a kid trying to filch Grandma Bert’s apple pie off the dessert table — which is probably because I still do that.

Audience chuckles

But then I look around and I see my kids, my nieces and nephew, all my friends and family, wonderful little sister, Michelle, her husband, Danny, and my beautiful wife, Mindy and I realize I am a grown up who has built a pretty great life here in Springfield. Not just my family, but I have been instrumental in making Springfield better and keeping it a great place to live. Everyone here can say the same thing.

I’ve made my share of terrible mistakes, things I wish I could take back, and I’m sure that you all can say that. I turned my back on Springfield for awhile thinking it would make my problems go away, tried to live in other places for awhile, as some of you have done, but Springfield always calls us back home. We find our answers here among all of us, as part of the community because truly “no one goes his way alone.”

The community in Springfield IS extra special, but that sense of community is all across America from, New York to LA, and oh I don’t know, from Oakdale, Illinois to Genoa City, Wisconsin to Port Charles, New York. It’s that sense of individuals pulling together to form communities of respect, dignity, hard work and perseverance and then pulling together more to form one country is what makes this country great. It’s what made it possible for a man like my great-grandfather, whose name I proudly bear, to come to this land, and with the help of his wife to create a family and to help to build this town into what it is today.

So here’s to friends here and gone, to our children, and to Springfield may it continue to be the special place it is.

Audience: “To Springfield!”

Danny: It’s always hard following Rick, but I’d like to add a few words. While I was growing up, my family, well we regarded strangers with suspicion and malice. We weren’t part of the community and I used to think that was all your fault, the fault of people like the Spauldings and the Chamberlains that shut us out. Michelle helped me see that it wasn’t the community shutting us out, we were the ones who had turned our back on the community and now I and my children are part of this community. Michelle and I are so glad we moved back here and we have an announcement to make.

Michelle: We wanted to let you all know that Danielle is going to get her turn to be a big sister. We’re having a baby!

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Lighthouse Collection #27

July 4, 2020

Do you have a chef’s hat and a Bauer Power apron?

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070208_ross_rick_ed_Bauer BBQIMG_0144As part of Bauer BBQ Week this year I have a special lighthouse collection report. While my collection is mainly made up of lighthouses that help me remember Guiding Light, sometimes other things make it into the collection too. I bought two items specifically to celebrate the Bauer BBQ this year. I found the first on Cafe Press. One of my favorite logos there is the phrase used repeatedly by Aunt Meta and Michelle and Rick during the Manny storyline – Bauer Power! A CafePress store has transformed it into a logo (specifically tagged as Guiding Light – I admit a lot of the Bauer stuff there is also from Jack Bauer on 24). So far I’ve bought a Bauer Power mug and this Bauer Power apron. Once I got it here, there was clearly only one thing to do, buy a chef’s hat. Chef’s hats are NOT…

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Bauer BBQ Theme Meal

July 3, 2020

It’s a Bauer BBQ Meal.

Glmanny's Blog

Michelle's version of Michelle' apple pie Bert’s Apple Pie

When my extended family gets together for a big meal, we like to try to come up with a theme for the food to make it a little more interesting. That can be something as simple as the red meal where everything was red to a more complicated theme like Cowboys (we had fried zucchini slices cut in half as horses’ hooves) or Baby Meal (baby spinach, baby carrots, baby chicken sandwiches made of chicken nuggets on a biscuit, etc.). My cousin and I finally convinced the group to take Guiding Light as its theme.

Here’s the result:

Bauer Burgers (Original Recipe Available from Soap Central – cooked by Rick and Ed Bauer. Rick learned during the Bauer BBQ 2001 to never let Danny near the grill.

Making Bauer Burgers Making Bauer Burgers

Buzz’s Chili – Mentioned often on the show
Harley’s Mac & Cheese – Alan loved…

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