Sunday, November 22, 2009

Betty Butterfly

Have you ever thought of what a blog would have looked like 100 years ago?Well, this is how I would imagine it...the lady would be constantly praising her husband and all his virtues....she would be avidly preparing his 3 hot meals a day....raising his children and thrilled when she found out another was on the way....she would talk of the best way to hand wash the clothes down at the stream and sharing her recipe for lye soap....even brag about how many eggs the hen lay or how much milk she managed to get from that old milkcow today....


but secretly she has dreams...of enlightment and freedom to express herself...of exerting some small form of independence for herself....


and so she begins to blog....she has to word things carefully so as not to upset her husband, and while the males of the land may not understand what she is saying, women like her are reading her blog and know and understand what is written between the lines....


ahh, how times have changed !!!


The lady image was provided for our challenge this week at soartful challenges, and I couldn't resist making this little mock blog page and thinking of how it would have been done back then. Hope you enjoyed it, thanks for looking and have a great week.

8 comments:

Anni's Art said...

Oh Betty what a wonderful piece and a fun idea, your writing was fun to read, life was very different 100 years ago, and your writing makes me smile, computers 100 years ago,what a thought.

Jeanette said...

OMG! Betty, this is just so creative and clever. I am thrilled that you made this wonderful satirical piece for Soartful. Keep your creative juices flowing.

Jeanette

Yvonne said...

I think you have hit the nail on the head, Betty! Fantastic piece.

Lucy said...

Hi Betty, thanks for visiting my blog and your lovely comments. I love your take on the this lady....23 yrs old, 6 kids, wow!! That was life back then! Enjoyed both of your blogs, you're my kind of gal!...take care!

Terry Lee said...

oh my gosh, betty!! i am soooo impressed with this post!! i knew you were craftily creative, but your writing is too!!

the only thing that would've made this post better was if I had thought of it first! hahaha!!

grrrrreat piece. thanks for writing and sharing. and thank God we didn't live 100 years ago. i wouldn't have lasted very long! heh heh

thanks also for your comments on my blog this week. sooo pleased that you're enjoying the thanksgiving theme and joining in. i'm thankful for you and treasure our blog friendship as well.

hugs,
terry lee

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Beautiful!!

SharDon Exclusives said...

Betty, thank you for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. I love coming to see you and today is no different. No I had never thought of blogland 100 years ago but I have wondered what it would be like 100 years from now. Yes, blogland is a wonderful, sweet and precious outlet for women to reach around the world in the touch of a button.
I am so glad we have met through blogland.
Have a great Thanksgiving week of preparations.
Sharon

WrightStuff said...

Great fun idea. I think that she looks a bit vain though and possibly wouldn't have been able to resist a post about her beautiful hat!