An Ideal Woman and Why We Hate Her

“. . . she carried out her duties as mistress of a small family with ‘piety, patience, frugality and industry’. Moreover, ‘… her ardent and unceasing flow of spirits, extreme activity and diligence, her punctuality, uprightness and remarkable frugality, combined with a firm reliance on God … carried her through the severest times of pressure,…

Books I’ve Known And Loved

I bought this little book for research. What rules were ladies expected to follow in the 19th century? Admittedly, I fully expected to find it quaint and amusing. What I didn’t expect was how some of the chapters would lead me to question some of our accepted though crass behaviors of today. I didn’t expect…