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Arabella Mudd

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About Arabella Mudd

  • Wannabe Actress

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  • Playby
    Margaret O'Brien
  • Goes By
    N/A
  • Birth Date
    04/12/1861
  • Height
    5' 3"
  • Hair Color
    Black
  • Eye Color
    Blue
  • Role

    Main Character
  • Playby

    Margaret O'Brien
  • Full Name

    Arabella Sumter Mudd
  • Aliases / Nicknames

    Her Again (as in "Oh no, it's HER again!")
  • Goes By

    N/A
  • Profession

    Funeral Parlour Assistant
  • Position

    Usually bent over a 'customer'
  • Birth Date

    04/12/1861
  • Status

    Committed
  • Height

    5' 3"
  • Hair Color

    Black
  • Eye Color

    Blue
  • Physical Description

    When she arrived in Whitefish in December 1875, Arabella was not exactly pretty, thin as a rake and flat as an ironin' board, gawky teeth, skin pale and ill looking. At 14 she was so stunted and emaciated that she looked more like 10 or 12.

     

    By April 1876, and her 15th Birthday, with four months of good food and care under her belt, Arabella had grown considerable. She was a good two inches taller, hitting an upward growth spurt that effectively cancelled out any more horizontal developments. She still described her figure as "range-y", whatever that means, and many hours of posing in front of Ms Devereau's big full length mirror failed to display any signs of the voluptuous Victorian figure she desired.

     

    Still, she was no longer a big girl, but more of a young woman, and one day told Mammy Cookie that she had, at last, been visited by the "Sin of Eve" The big chubby cook had, to her surprise, first slapped her face and then given her the biggest hug in the whole history of hugs. That's what some folks did, apparently. She was part of the sisterhood, now.

     

    Now she has left the saloon and is working part time at Mr Jolly's Funeral Parlour, saving money for her and her girlfriend Miriam Kaufman to move to New York where she will become, she hopes, a big, famous Actress!

  • Character Traits

    A romantic daydreamer with a strong religious streak and a propensity to gossip and self dramatize. 

  • Employment

    Mostly helped out on farm, but when Pa headed up North to the Utopia of "Canadia" and then up and died on her on the way, it left her high and dry in Whitefish.

     

    Then worked as a pot girl at the Stardust Saloon, Kalispell,, also playing piano to accompany saloon singer Caroline Mundee, before moving to work at the Funeral Parlour. She plays the harmonium in Church on Sunday and helps to run a refuge for Fallen Women with Frances Grimes ('cept none ain't fell yet).

  • Expertise

    Women's work, farm work, can quote scripture and Sir Walter Scott with the best of 'em, allegedly "The best reader an' writer an adder in the whole of Virginia". Can dance, play the pianna and the harmonium and gossip like nobody's business. Thanks to her late friend Lorenzo Crabbe, she can work a camera and develop plates and has recently learned the grim art of embalming from her employer, Mr Jolly.

  • Residence(s)

    The Old Funeral parlour, now rechristened "The Kalispell Refuge for Christian Women and Girls (Blacks Irish and Jews Welcome)".

  • Kith & Kin

    Once  just a poor orphan with no family and no home (sniff) she now considers Mammy Cookie, Mr Flandry and (sigh) even Ms Devereau her family. Her best and bosom friend is Clara Anne Redmond, with Bridget Monahan on the reserve bench. One day she will marry Mr Michael Wentworth. She HATES that Mike Wentworth! She is over men. Billy kissed her. She kissed Billy. Nah, men are definitely not for her.

     

    Currently in a relationship with Miriam Kaufmann.

  • Timeline

    Born to Abeizer Mudd and Anne-Mariah Mudd (née Hodge) at Monroe, Virginia in 1861, coincidentally on the day that the very first shot of the civil war was fired, she was soon taken to, and grew up on, her father's dirt farm up on the Clinch Mountain Ridge. After her mother up and died of the dropsy in '71 she more or less took over the management of the place, her Father being an indolent dreamer. When her brother John up and died of the typhus, Pa decided it was time to fulfill his dreams of transporting to "Canadia"  where he had heard that plumcakes grew on trees and the muskrats smelt like perfume.  When he up and died somewhere near Whitefish, Montana, his last words to his daughter were "Nearly there, Sump, nearly there."

     

    December 1875: Nearly kilt in the destruction of Whitefish, she was rescued by Mike Wentworth and nursed back to health by Clara Redmond.

    January - August 1876: works as a pot girl in the Stardust Saloon in Kalispell.

    September 1876 - Working at Jolly's Funeral Parlour and the white Rose Theatre (she reckons it sometimes hard to tell the two apart)

  • Character Notes

    "A good church going girl - will work hard for bed and bord" [sic]

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