Friday, 15 April 2011

I found this lovely quote from 1859 -

'Thus the day was spent in friendly gossip as they quilted and rolled and talked and laughed ...Unrestrained gayeties followed..serious matrons commentated on the cake and told each other high and particular secrets in the culinary art..One might have learned in that instructuve assembly how best to keep moths out of blankets;how to make fritters of Indian corn undistinguishable from oysters;how to bring up babies by hand; how to mend a cracked teapot; how to take grease from brocade..how to make five yards of cloth answer the purpose of six; and how to put down the Democratic party. '(Harriet Beecher Stowe 1859) Remind you of any group you know?? Kay