Tuesday, October 9, 2018

AN OLD POSTCARD

An in between post while I am putting together my last one on Frying Pan Park.  
Knowing how much I enjoy fashions through the ages, Gregg shared this old postcard that popped up in one of his e-mails.  These ladies are paddling at the water's edge in Torquay, which is where I worked for several years before I met my dear husband there almost 43 years ago.  I can't imagine wearing all those clothes on a hot day at the beach, but wear them they did and enjoyed themselves tremendously by the look of it.  

Here is an interesting Jane Austen quote:

"I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures.  None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives."


Any thoughts on that quote?








24 comments:

  1. The meaning I get from this quote is how men treated ladies as fragile creatures fit mainly for housework and mothering. Perhaps they do not want them involved in any important decision making, thinking they are protecting them. What a fun picture!!

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  2. Love that postcard. I can't imagine wearing (or caring for) that clothing though.
    Jane Austen isn't speaking for me. The purportedly Chinese curse 'May you live in interesting times' has always struck me as vicious. Calmness/dullness is just fine by me.

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    1. It would be a challenge I agree. That sounds good to me too :)

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  3. LOL.... and now that I am older I pray for some calm waters. Love the card... so good to have memories like that.

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    1. Thank you Valerie, I like calm waters also :)

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  4. Uma fotografia fantástica de usos e costumes de outros tempos.
    Um abraço e boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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  5. What a great reminder that we have heads on our shoulders and can persevere as needed. It's always cool to look at fashions and furniture from back in the day. I adore looking at fashions from the 40's, 50's and 60's and try to catch movies from that whenever possible. Happy Tuesday and Hugs! RO

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    1. Those are good time frames for fashions also. Thanks RO and the same to you :)

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  6. Hello, love the old postcard and the quote. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day!

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  7. my thoughts are the days of fine ladies are gone and also most ladies are not rational anymore... the lady world seems to have gone crazy. I don't want to act like these ladies, but some women are out of control to me

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    1. Some things change and some things stay the same. Thanks Sandra :)

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  8. Jane's heroines certainly didn't always want to be in those proverbial calm waters.

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  9. Hi Denise,
    Wonderful old photo of the ladies taking the water.
    Very well covered by today's standard, if they had a summer like we have just experienced, they would have cooked.
    All the best, John

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    1. Thanks John and I think you are correct :) All the best to you too.

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  10. Interesting old photo, I am glad to be living in these times!

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  11. Darling old photo, Denise. I think Jane Austen was speaking to the strength of women. More than men realized at the time! ♥

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    1. Thank you Martha Ellen. That's a good thought.

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  12. Love the postcards and I do like me an adventure here and there with maybe a little danger involved...a little...

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    1. A little adventure is always fun. I'm not too brave so I don't think I would want any kind of danger :) I remember climbing a cliff face at the beach once to escape the incoming tide with friends. That was when I was a young teenager. Didn't think much of it at the time but now I roll my eyes at the thought :)

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