In the post-feminist world of today, it is a rare thing to be treated like a lady. It seems that when we women got rid of the bad, we threw a great deal of the good out along with it. Many women today are offended when a man holds a door open for us, when a man pulls out our chair for us when we go to dinner or when a man stands when we enter a room. The rhetoric is that these things demean us in some way. I disagree. These things elevate us as women.
I had a career and I'm bawdy, yet I still like being treated like a lady. I like it when a man behaves as a gentleman. Yes I'm very out of touch with todays "modern" woman. But I don't care.
I follow quite a few wargaming blogs here. And across the board, these men treat me like a lady when I visit their pages. Many of them put the words "We'd like to welcome Anne O'Leary to our page" on their blog after I follow them. And then they add me to their blog roll. They have held the door open for me, they have pulled out the chair and they have stood when I enter the room. They behave as gentleman do. And I am grateful.
Last week Ray from Don't Throw A 1 made a flag for me and for a friend of mine The Happy Whisk. We agree that we are both lucky women. This is my flag.
Now to all you wargamers out there. My son just moved out so that means I have space, space to paint figures in. I'm trying to decide what figures I want to start with and I'm leaning towards a horse regiment. It's going to take me a little time because this stuff is expensive and these doctors in the States expect me to pay them (shocking, I know). So I may need advice from some of you. If any of you know of a good page with tutorials, let me know.
Thank you Ray!!