Magical Maria

Hello everyone! This week I am going to continue writing about Maria.  Let’s explore her magical side…..I like this….. Nancy One Look Was All It Took From when she was a child, Margarita Maria Merriton (Maria as she is called) could communicate her pleasure or displeasure with a single, penetrating, look.  Sometimes it was  as…

Sexy Was In Back Then As Well

No, we didn’t invent sexy – much as we may like to think we did! Our modern philosophy of being upfront, out there, in your face and uber-obvious about sex doesn’t mean we are any better at it and certainly not any more sex-y than those who lived before us on the planet. Not by…

Arranged Marriages

Was totally acceptable.   Having your parents, grandparents, or sometimes a professional matchmaker, arranging marriages for single men and women was pretty common in the mid 19th century. Even though many cultures around the world still believe in this practice, few in the United States today would ever think of such a thing. However, this…