I also got to go to a Mother/Daughter Winter Encouragement and Tea last weekend with Arwen, my Mom, and my younger sister. It was hosted by Stacy McDonald, and her daughter, Tiffany. So when Saturday and the Tea finally arrived, I got really excited. They had a harpist (who, by the way, sat at our table on her break), lots of different types of foods, and really good teas! I had a BLAST!!! I can't tell you how much I enjoyed it! And after watching Little Men, Pride and Prejudice, and a little bit of Sense and Sensibility the weeks before and reading all those Louisa May Alcott books, I was in Heaven! Of course, the other things were great, too- the talks, craft time, food; it was all just perfect. (I'll post some pictures when the photographer emails them to us.) Some friends were there with us, and we enjoyed chatting. We talked about musicals, brothers, adoption, and horror stories from the ER. It was great!
Can we young women (and even the young men who are reading this) try to impersonate some of those people in the 'olden days'? I've thought a lot about that subject and how far we've gotten from it recently. I wonder, 'Where is the virtuous maidenhood that graced the homes of yesteryear? Where are the valiant knights who sought after someone worth fighting a dragon for?' I think we need a return of the daughters. Seriously, people!
What do you think of this? Do you ever get Austenitis or Alcottitis? (I just love the way that sounds!) Do you think we need a return of the daughters?