I was thinking about the significance of Memorial Day, and I was thinking too that those in other countries believe they are fighting for their respective freedoms. With so many fighting, thinking theirs is the just cause, we will always be remembering those who fought and died.
While listening to a wonderful lecture by Kenneth Bartlett, I found out about one of the most popular books of the Victorian era, and beyond, specifically addressed to women, that is Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management of 1861. I am enjoying reading it, and contrasting it visually with images I have been collecting of female (and some male) victims on crime shows such as Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. The difference between the gentle guidance to women and the violence many women experience inside and outside the home are here depicted.