Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Last evening, my husband and I were sitting amicably in the living room, he on his iPad listening to a podcast, I believe, and a I working on a rosary. After Faith went to bed I got up and said I was going in the family room to watch Downton Abbey, dvr'd the previous evening.
I got myself settled with my knitting and a cup of hot cocoa and it wasn't even the end of the pre-show credits before he came and settled himself in the chair next to me. Too funny. He didn't watch season 1, so he had some questions about a few characters, but mostly he watched and seemed to really enjoy it.
Afterward, he went out to the garage to get a newspaper he had placed in the recycling. He wanted to show me this article from the Wall Street Journal about a book that was inspiration for the creator of Downtown Abbey. Apparently the class difference illustrated in Downtown Abbey is really just the tip of the iceberg. Apparently so is the amount of work the servants are actually seen doing at Downton Abbey. The book is titled Below Stairs by Margaret Powell, and looks like a worthy read. I wonder if I could get my husband to read it to me. (wink)