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"Mother, Father! May I Go to Meet my Beau?"


The Trail Guide has to take time out from his chores to settle a family problem. His daughter has a new possession that is unique to Old Sherwood Town and the Victorian Age. She has a "beau."

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

How many daughters does the trail guide have?

jaycee said...

Every time he tries to count them all, Lilly adds another one

Lilly Morgen said...

Jaycee,I know your head is in the clouds over this, but you must realise that these are most of the neighbor girls who hang about in clutches all over town.

Anonymous said...

What is a beau?

jaycee said...

There! There's a question for you, Lilly. Answer that one. I always thought it was a puppy, from the way girls talk about 'em.

Lilly Morgen said...

A beau or beaux is an old fashioned sweetheart or courter of a woman or girl. Sometimes this young man is thought of as a dandy. In French "beau" literally
means "pretty." So the sweetheart is such a pretty picture!!

jaycee said...

My definition was about right I guess.

Anonymous said...

A beau is a serious thing my dear people! One must get permission to see them in the parlor. One must leave a calling card. The candle burns to the base and then you must go home. Oh how can one live this way?--John Brown

Anonymous said...

I like the girls. Are they real?
from Anne

jaycee said...

Naw! They weren't real girls. They were a bunch of old ladies dressed up like little girls.

Lilly Morgen said...

Those creatures are "Young Ladies" being raised properly by the 1890's
standards. The small town of America was mimicking the Victorian Age of Europe during this time. This was a time of several years past. Ironically the phrase "The Gay '90's" was a term for a time coined in the 1930's (the depression.)It is the only time period known in American History that was coined after the fact. People were reminiscing on "the good old days" of the past.

jaycee said...

Very interesting comment, Lilly. The so called Gay Nineties weren't the least bit fun until the year 1897. They found gold in Alaska and the Yukon. Those last three years of the 1890s were indeed a golden time for America. The rest of it was pure misery.

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