I wrote about the communication problem a few months ago and these videos are an extension of the subject.
Dear Ladies, I hope you will take this in the spirit of love and not chastisement! As older women, we want to encourage the younger women to love their families, not be sharp with them, and to be patient and tenderhearted. We learn this by our own trial and error, and we want to spare them some of the heart ache that can fill their future with painful memories and regret.
Older women particularly need to be careful about hasty, sharp replies. It is so easy to become bored and impatient and cut someone off in conversation.
To men who may be viewing this, let me explain that women are very relationship oriented and the voice has a special meaning to them. Even the cry of their babies touches them and they know what they need. When we talk to each other we discern one another's well-being. Women especially need voice contact. Voice contact makes their hearts and minds settled.
In these two videos I talk about the voice and how treasured it used to be. I suppose today, the enormous about of broadcasting can make people insensitive to the voice, but I explain why the voices of our loved ones are so important.
The voice is one reason I continue to have classes for ladies and tea parties, etc. While you can learn a lot in books, and from videos, that human contact impacts your thinking and can correct misconceptions.
The house dress is from the same pattern as the previous dress, and the same cotton print by Waverly, Inspirations, only with a blue background. This is like apple blossom branches viewed against the blue sky!This must be popular fabric because in a city of 3 huge Walmarts, I was unable to find enough for the multigenerational dresses (mother-daughter, Granddaughters, etc.). I am now trying to find it online.