|GR: It's like Pemberley
Written by Golda
(11/3/2003 12:40 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, GR: What gets me ..., penned by Line
Isn't our fair Republic somewhat like this? While some of us have had local meetings, and some of us travel distances to meet once a year, most of us have never met. Yet, I have written extensive e-mails giving advice offline; I have mailed videos of shows that I taped for people I never met (and usually said keep the tape because the postage is not worth the value of a blank tape); and I have received items as well. The reasons that many of us do not meet are the same today as they were in Georgian times -- it is expensive to travel; it is not convenient or easily arranged if you have children and family obligations; the weather can be an impediment, etc.
The more I read this book, the more I see how little some things have changed. Our health, economic, and social options have improved (in most cultures), but so much is still the same -- running the household, women helping each other and sharing information, a keen eye towards shopping and acquisition for the household, an interest in fashion (or not), entertaining, making social connections and reciprocating invitations, etc.
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