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Here Come the Brides! Single women bussed into Spanish town to combat wife shortage
DailyMail ^ | April 22, 2012 | Daniel Miller

Posted on 04/23/2012 4:32:05 PM PDT by Altariel

Inspired by a classic Hollywood western, dozens of single women have been bussed into a small Spanish town in a desperate attempt to stem a severe bride shortage which is threatening to decimate the local population.

In scenes reminiscent of the 1951 film 'Westward the Women, starring Robert Taylor and Denise Darcel, bachelors in the town of Candeleda are being introduced to women from Madrid.

The small town of 6,000 on the banks of the picturesque Lobera River, hosted a weekend fiesta to welcome 68 women for a meet-and-greet with the village's single men.

Ancient cave paintings show Candeleda has been inhabited for some 5,000 years, and resident Jose Miguel, 67, said he would hate to see its population dwindle after such a long history.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: hollywood; single; singles
Full Title: Here come the brides! Single women bussed into Spanish town to combat wife shortage after taking inspiration from Hollywood western
1 posted on 04/23/2012 4:32:11 PM PDT by Altariel
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To: Altariel

“Bussed” means they were kissed.

“Bused” means they were subjected to the indignities of public transportation.

Just saying.


2 posted on 04/23/2012 4:35:46 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: Altariel
What happened to all the naturally birthed girls of the village?

More boys than girls?

Just askin'

3 posted on 04/23/2012 4:36:10 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Altariel
OMG! Helen Thomas is on that bus, bottom right front......


4 posted on 04/23/2012 4:36:18 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Would I like to be young again? No, I worked too hard to get here, I don't want to do it again)
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To: knarf

I imagine that, as occurs in other small towns, a good percentage of the young adults moved away for school or work.


5 posted on 04/23/2012 4:39:26 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Funny, they credit a movie which even IMDB shows it looks like it went straight to video in 1951, but in the title references the TV show “Here Come the Brides” about a similar exodus (and true story) critical to the foundation of Seattle.


6 posted on 04/23/2012 4:39:52 PM PDT by RainMan (Newt/Sarah - Red Meat for a Red America)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Secret Service hotel shuttle bus?


7 posted on 04/23/2012 4:42:09 PM PDT by GnL
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To: MeganC

If that is what they are busing in where is the bus stop to get out? ;-)


8 posted on 04/23/2012 4:42:21 PM PDT by almost done by half
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To: MeganC

If that is what they are busing in where is the bus stop to get out? ;-)


9 posted on 04/23/2012 4:42:25 PM PDT by almost done by half
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To: Altariel
I imagine that, as occurs in other small towns, a good percentage of the young adults moved away for school or work.

I would also guess that women are more likely to stay in the bigger cities, as it affords more opportunity to meet "Mr Right".

10 posted on 04/23/2012 4:46:08 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Altariel

By the looks of the ladies I’m going to assume the men are blind?


11 posted on 04/23/2012 5:06:26 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome
Or in the mood for abuelitas.
12 posted on 04/23/2012 5:17:01 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Some of those gals aren't going to help “repopulate” the town...they're just out for a good time.
13 posted on 04/23/2012 5:18:56 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: MeganC

Maybe they were private charter buses.


14 posted on 04/23/2012 5:19:06 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("A little plain food, and a philosophic temperament, are the only necessities of life."~W. Churchill)
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To: Altariel

15 posted on 04/23/2012 5:22:15 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: BenLurkin
Bueno cosa yo hablo espanol. LOL
16 posted on 04/23/2012 5:23:07 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Waggya expect? All the hot chicks in Madrid are having no problems finding men......therefore, what is left over.....


17 posted on 04/23/2012 5:24:28 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Vendome

I think she’s a University of Texas supporter.


18 posted on 04/23/2012 5:25:10 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("A little plain food, and a philosophic temperament, are the only necessities of life."~W. Churchill)
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To: Tax-chick

Go Aggies!!! (ducks)

Go Longhorns!! (still ducking from the 1st line)


19 posted on 04/23/2012 5:28:34 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Altariel
resident Jose Miguel, 67, said he would hate to see its population dwindle after such a long history

I'm sure no one expected this Spanish Immigration....

20 posted on 04/23/2012 5:29:07 PM PDT by mikrofon (Bridal Bump)
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To: knarf

There is a human instinct not to mate with anyone you knew as a child.

Cuts down on incest, and all that.

And, in a small village...

As an aside, do you know what Neanderthal really means?

It is German, “From the OTHER valley.”


21 posted on 04/23/2012 5:37:35 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Las mujeres grandes: shade in the summer and heat in the winter.


22 posted on 04/23/2012 5:57:03 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: Vendome

i noticed that too. looked like their biological clocks were dusty, &/or corroded. prolly a lot of cheap sangria in Spain, with which to drink ‘em pretty. Ben Franklin would’ve approved of such an approach.


23 posted on 04/23/2012 6:01:51 PM PDT by stickywillie (a corrupt parallel universe exists beside our wonderful Constitution)
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To: stickywillie

Keeps em wanting.


24 posted on 04/23/2012 6:19:46 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

I’m neutral in that dispute: I went to Trinity, whose football team could never have faced my high school’s.


25 posted on 04/23/2012 7:09:11 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("A little plain food, and a philosophic temperament, are the only necessities of life."~W. Churchill)
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To: Vendome

a smile for all those grandmas who say ????? of soccer?


26 posted on 04/23/2012 8:57:06 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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