Posted by Mary on July 26, 1997 at 22:09:55:
In reply to Needlework-a manly occupation? posted by Beth on July 26, 1997 at 13:55:17
It was common practice at least as recently as the 1940's for mothers in the South (US) to teach their sons to do handwork. But I wonder if boys in the 1700's like those in this century gave the practice up when they reached a certain age.
I'm glad you mentioned "running to town in the horse chestnut season." Although I remember Darcy's statement in the A&E video, I could not find it in the P/P book I don't know why it, along with Mrs. Gardiner's: "on the green near the smithy's," embarrasses me, but it does. I always fast-forward past that little bit of dialogue in the video. Few parts of the screenplay do that to me.
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