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           Front: Sue, Judy, Linda, Connie, Barb                         Back: me (Jane) Margaret, Holly

Last week, I had a rollicking good time with a local book club as they discussed  Who Is to Blame.

These women not only crave knowledge, they have a blast in the process.  And they’ve been together over 15 years!

During the discussion, they imagined being an old (40+ years) peasant woman in 1800s Russia – no teeth, poor eyesight, a dirt floor, and sleeping on straw in a single room hovel shared with other 10 people. And sharing that straw with a husband who had the legal and moral right to slap you around whenever he felt the urge.  Being a serf, you had no path out of that environment.  Nor did your children.

A humongous THANKS for the group’s insights and great spirit!