Archive for Monday, May 20, 2002

Old home town - 100 years ago today

May 20, 2002

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On May 20, 1902, the Lawrence World observed: "The women that try the hardest to be popular succeed the least. There are women with all the accomplishments in the catalogue who are only invited out because they are in a certain set. There are women who cannot sing or play or do any of the other things that are supposed to add to the charm of womanhood, but they are sought after. There is a sunshine in their smile, a wholesomeness in their greeting, and a frankness in their manner that attracts. It is not beauty of face so much as character that counts after all. More plain girls are popular than handsome ones. But really that is hardly the proper way of using the term. In fact a soulful, benign girl is never homely. There is in her manner that divine beauty that makes for the highest standard."

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