Friday, June 13, 2014

Stormboy and his girl






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  1. Wow. I remember when he was born. Now a lovely young man with a girl in tow. Where does life go?

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  2. That's why I posted this Michelle. When I wrote about him in Salt, he was ten, eleven, even twelve or thirteen.
    Now he is sixteen, nearly seventeen and he's been with M for a year and a half.
    These photos were taken after we sailed back from Esperance and lived on Kevin's cat for a week. Stormboy rowed around the point, tipped the dinghy over, filled it with water and then rowed it back. Their school uniforms were quite soaked.

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  3. It must seem like yesterday that Stormboy was a puff of wind to you. A mere fart on the horizontal road to motherhood. (That included a good deal of male poetic licence, but you don't need me to tell you that, eh?)

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    1. Mmmm, no.
      - perhaps the scent of -
      No.
      Um.

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  4. Yes, which also reflects how long you have been working on 'Old Salt'. He is young to have been in a 'committed' relationship for so long.

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    1. Both my children seem to have chosen structure, morality and routine as a subversive rebellion against their parents.

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    2. Children often reject the values of their parents as part of the process of individuation. I've always said the best way to ensure your child becomes a banking executive is to be a hippy. It worked for me!

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  5. Lovely to see. My boy has a girlfriend as well. I saw them holding hands walking up Dundrum hill the other week and had to pretend I hadn't. It was sweet. She's a year older than him though and I have this dreaded sense it's only going to end up in tears. But then, hey, it's better to have been listed and lost than not listed at all.. :-)

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    1. Yes.
      But your son having a girlfriend a year older than him sure saves the sweaty 'age of consent' thingy.

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  6. Oh wow we are all reminiscing about parenthood and our children. In for a penny in for a pound. My son has gone down the traditional path too. He just announced his engagement and gave me a heads up in advance telling me he was "going to ask his girlfriend to be his bride". I nearly fell of my chair. He'd even asked her father for his blessing. His mother and I did none of that (and it's lasted 40 years).. So things go in cycles. It's just so lovely to see young people in love.

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    1. As Plato said, "The kids of today ..."

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  7. That boat looks like a washing up bowl
    !
    Anyhow
    To answer your jury question
    Full caption: Studies in Expression: When Women Are Jurors. Drawing. Charles Dana Gibson. [1902?] Published in Life, October 23, 1902. Cabinet of American Illustration (CAI—Gibson, no. 23 [C size]). Prints and Photographs Division. LC-USZ62-46321
    Women were virtually nonexistent on juries in 1902 when Charles Dana Gibson, creator of the famous “Gibson Girls,” drew this caricature for Life. On rare occasions, however, women were called to serve in cases that involved female defendants. Despite the fact that juries are selected from voter rolls and the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment qualified women as “electors,” the states did not immediately pass legislation to include them for jury selection. As late as 1942 only twenty-eight state laws allowed women to serve as jurors, but these also gave them the right to claim exemption based on their sex. The Civil Rights Act of 1957 gave women the right to serve on federal juries, but not until 1973 could women serve on juries in all fifty states.

    ( the play was set in 1958 btw) xx

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  8. Thank you John.

    I've just done a lengthy post on women jurors throughout history (or lack thereof) but I deleted it because the very subject makes me cranky.
    But thanks x

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  9. It's sweet to see young people in love. Great photos, thanks for sharing them. They made me smile!

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