family life, women

Posh Summer

The uber-posh Oglebay family is specific to Wheeling, W.Va. (and Cleveland, Ohio), but this story of how they spent their summers is oddly relatable and universal. (What a fun interview this one was. Sarita's journal is darling and I want one of those white dresses!!) Rich, poor or somewhere in the middle. Then or now.… Continue reading Posh Summer

family life, spiritual life, women

Clothing the naked can be annoying

I don't suppose my household would actually go naked or hungry were I to suddenly expire. But, on Saturdays -- when everyone and all their stuff is home and strewn about, the laundry chute is full, meals seem to be needed one right after another, appointments need to be kept and I am the mom… Continue reading Clothing the naked can be annoying

women

A stitch in time

1780s anyone? Lots and lots of layers, but so pretty. "Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery." Jane Austen If you're a fan of Downtown Abbey or anything Jane Austen, you'll probably like my recent newspaper piece about a young historian who is such a skilled seamstress she can whip up a dress from… Continue reading A stitch in time

women

I have a pair of yoga pants

This is not something intentional. I bought them for my youngest daughter, who plays tennis and who's been freezing during matches because it's still April. Photo by Maksim Goncharenok on Pexels.com When she put them on, the broad band that is indicative of this style of clothing flapped and gapped over her flat tum. "You… Continue reading I have a pair of yoga pants