Thursday, July 29, 2010
MISSING WHAT WAS
My grandmother lived in an era of bridge clubs, luncheons and teas (respectively in order of importance). The ladies of the bridge clubs usually were also friends outside the club and were the first telephone social networks. You no doubt thought social networking began on the internet... how wrong you would be.
Most generally these networks of 8 to 12 ladies, depending on the size of the community were the making and breaking of any idea, policy or politician that appeared on the horizon.
It was a grand time of social gatherings and spending time on a level we don't see much any more. The ladies would get the husbands in for bridge about twice a year (in the evening of course as the were out bringing in the bacon). Everyone dressed up, even down to evening bags.
To some it may sound pompous but I somehow miss the idea of it all. It just seems like we are almost too laid back. How about you?