Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Reading From Wives and Daughters, and Other Books

Good Day, Wonderful Ladies at Home!

Today on Homemaking Radio I read from the book published in 1900 by Margaret Elizabeth Sangster. The version I have has been made into a work-study book with places to write. You might be able to get a reprint of the original at Thriftbooks or other book sellers online. This version has turned the chapters into lessons with places to write observations and answer questions at the end of each chapter. 
Winsome Womanhood by Margaret Sangster, published 1900

I also read from a site about the letter writing of Jane Austen's times, HERE.

One of my grandchildren has drawn landscaping pictures for me, to improve
one of the areas near The Manse. I am already trying to work on it.

This is that area now. I have great plans for its improvement.

I read from Wives and Daughters by Elizabeth Gaskell
published from 1864-66.

Please enjoy being home while you listen to the broadcast today:


mystical heart said...

Thank you Lydia. I got some cleaning done in my kitchen while listening to you this morning. Your videos are a breath of fresh air. I usually come away wanting to know more about homemaking in America. I never knew what a wether bell was. God Bless and thanks again!

Marianne said...

I have especially enjoyed these last three videos! Thank you for spending the time to visit with us! Your 4 10/12 year old grandson sounds adorable!love his book idea.
I really like your remembrances of school in the 1950's - you bring to my mind so many things I had long ago forgotten. ( I am 73).Fountain pens,cartridge pens, those first awful BIC pens that leaked all over everything.
God bless you, Lydia

Lydia said...

Bell wether states are the ones that determine the votes or trends in the mood of the population. You can tell where the flock is by the bell wether sheep, meaning the lead sheep wearing the bell. I can figure out the bell. I haven’t been able to find out why the word “wether” but you autodidactic people might be able to do it.

Janine said...

My trusty 1927 dictionary says Wether means lamb, or a castrated ram. I always wondered what ot meant as well. Your grandchild's drawing is impressive! Enjoyed hearing about ME Sangster and also Wives and Daughters. I got my mom the dvd for Christmas last year, and I still need to watch it!

Christine said...

Homeschooled!!! Bell Wether, just found out what that is! Thanks

Lydia said...

I don’t understand the “wether” part.

Mama to 12, so far said...

The space is going to look so sweet and welcoming when it is finished as your grandchild drew! I like the set up it is now as well. I enjoyed listening while I worked in the kitchen. You are such and encouragement to me! Thank you.