Sunday, March 11, 2007

A Family Fesses Up

Members of Linda Bedrikovs's family have been answering the same 24 questions for two centuries in a "confessions book."

The book became a source of amusement at family gatherings, being passed around for all to fill in after dinner and then read out for all to hear.

In the book a Victorian girl called Megan confesses that her worst fault is wanting to be 'unladylike' and her greatest pleasure is 'stealing half an hour in the garden with Tom' (presumably her boyfriend) when her papa is asleep.

Fifty years later, a 1900 girl confesses that the Prince of Wales is her hero and the greatest pleasure she has experienced was 'realising that I had become attractive'. [Link]

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