@ipomoea Same, especially the excitement about stars. In fact, I remember you from Jez and follow your fab tumblr. I used to be really bitter about the decline of Jez, but I am now grateful for the education and sense of community it gave me, even if that community has flown to different websites/platforms now.
On The Cora Crawleys of the Gilded Age: "As fast as our honorable, hardworking men earn money their daughters toss it across the ocean"
@bowtiesarecool There is also the double biography Alva and Consuelo Vanderbilt which has a ton more amazing info about beautiful Consuelo (friendship with Winston Churchill, inspired John Singer Sargent) and intense Alva (whose fortune also funded radical suffrage activities in the US!) Highly recommend. http://www.amazon.com/Consuelo-Alva-Vanderbilt-Daughter-Mother/dp/0060938250/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1376598637&sr=8-1&keywords=alva+and+consuelo
@yeah-elle I wish the world would make this kind of experience more readily available than this stupid "space tourism" crap I read about in USA Today every six months.
@Quinn A@twitter Thank you for this ray of hope.
@stonefruit Yes! There were at least TWO berrying scenes weren't there? Manly and his father also went fishing on a rainy day and then fried the fish, right? This book is All About Food.
I am a little late to this party but OMG I love this so much! Jia, you probably didn't include it because it is more butchering/cooking than eating but I have vivid memories of the hog butchering and Manzo describing all that was done with it including making headcheese. It was such a contrast to the Ingalls family's butchering in Little House in the Woods.
Other food memories from this book! Popcorn and milk! Sharing carrots with his baby oxen and describing the different taste in the inner carrot from the outer carrot! Pink lemonade on the 4th of July! The milk-fed pumpkin!
@blueberry mary Ask him when grades are due. You should consider sticking it out.
@Scandyhoovian Yes! Laurie had idealized the March family so much which I think was part of Jo's non-love for him - they didn't just spend all their time singing around their gifted piano, you know? But Laurie just had to be a part of the perfect family he always thought they were. And Amy was always impressed by flash. Let us not forget that Jo was supposed to be the one to go on that trip to Europe anyway. Amy is a jealous taker.
@han Yes this. And who has not been paralyzed by indecision or had our motivations misunderstood? Or been contemptuous to a relative with terrible taste?
@The Lady of Shalott UGH Ashley! Can I rant a little with you? I hate how he stands for the Old Guard but is so fucking self righteous "I would have freed those slaves when I died. I truly loved them you know." and "I totally knew the South was going to lose but I went to war because it was the Right Thing for a gentleman to do." Just UGH. The real Old Guard/1% was not that nice.