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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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KEYWORDS: hollywood; single; singles
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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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