Wednesday, November 10, 2010

An Antebellum Day

We had a perfect day in a historical town. Ladies in full skirts. Cabins. This lady had a full skirt *and* a chicken. And her jewelry matched her chicken. How often does that happen?

We loved seeing the kind of house that Laura lived in with Ma and Pa. Butter churn, spinning wheel, a fireplace to cook in.


Sunny and shadowy.


My beautiful interested daughters.


The best part came last. We had a ride in a buggy.


When things are that wonderful, it makes you solemn.

17 comments:

Margo said...

halcyon. that's the word that came to mind - a sunny, peaceful, deeply inspiring day.

Kate at Wonderful Life Farm said...

A beautiful, sun-kissed day with your beautiful girls. What fun!

And does that woman ever know how to accessorize! Maybe we all need a chicken to go with our jewelry?

Mrs.Rabe said...

My favorite kind of day!

Ithilien Fields said...

Silkies are so beautiful. I have a picture with mine where they matched my shirt. That blue on the face is something else.

Elizabeth said...

That last picture of Daisy is absolutely stunning!!!

Anonymous said...

Did you make Bella's hat....I love it!! Glad you had a nice day with your family.

Renee

Ky

appledapple said...

Sounds like the perfect day and thanks to Margo for adding a new word to my vocabulary, halcyon.

Rebekah said...

Wonderful.

Katie said...

OOOoooh...how fun! If only ladies still dressed like ladies and times were simple...oh wait...we still can do that! :-)

TessaDiane said...

What fun. I did a bit of reenacting with my Dad, when I was a kid. Such fond memories.

Leah H. said...

Oh my, Daisy looks so grown up in that last picture! What a beautiful day you had!! Happy for you.

TaraChristiane said...

What a beautiful blog you have... and a treat to find a homeschooling family with older children. I look forward to reading new and old posts.

KellyAnn. :) said...

Do you make sure to discuss multicultural issues surrounding the event? Historial reenactments can be hard for children of color because its easy for white people to overlook the fact there are no blacks on the prairie.

You mentioned in a previous post you've had no trouble with outright racism, but as Bella's getting older I'm wondering if you're able to discuss the systematic racism that a person of color encounters.

Anna said...

Didn't the Ingalls have a black doctor in Plum Creek?

Kell said...

Yup! But that was one black character.

Antebellum, blacks were enslaved. Yes, there were some free blacks, but free did not mean able to own property, obtain an education, be married, or do any of these things with the ease that the white majority did.

Fifty years ago a mixed family wouldn't have existed. Even this year in Missouri, an interracial couple were denied a marriage license! Systematic racism is everywhere, and while I do believe you've never encountered outright racism, I really hope you've educated yourself and are prepared to address these concerns when they arise.

Anna said...

Not to worry.

Anna said...

I'm going to close this post for comments, since people tend to have strong feelings to express on this subject, and I don't like things to get hot in here.

Thanks for understanding!

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