Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Show of Respect

Our neighbours R&BJ are members of a hunt camp that is approaching 100 years old.

BJ was telling us there is a picture hanging on the wall of the bunker of some of the original members on the train on the way to the hunt camp. The members were dressed in suits and fedoras.

I like the fact that people used to dress up to go away; to visit neighbours; to attend the theatre; and otherwise make an appearance.

While I like the fact that I don’t have to be so formal when visiting a friend’s house (see Diana visiting Anne’s house in Anne of Green Gables), the idea of dressing up to attend the theatre or to visit someone special is nice. It shows respect. Perhaps it's time to bring back dressing up.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I totally agree with you Lisa. I think today's society seriously lacks in overt acts of respect.
"The Duggers" show respect the old fashion way. When they went to DC the boys were wearing suits and ties. When the kids spoke to ANY adults they addressed them as Sir and Miss. I think we all have something to learn from "The Duggers".