Thursday, July 30, 2020


Hello and welcome to 2 selections from Alice Duer Miller's book, Are Women People?  Also a reminder that tomorrow is Flower Friday and if you have photos of flowers in yellow, purple, and white that you would like share to honor our suffrage foremothers, please email the pics to me at

Today's topic is chivalry.  The concept seems dated to young people but they are thinking about movie knights.  Our world and especially our country could use more chivalrous behaviour from their population and politicians.  Chivalry defined:  the combination of qualities expected of an ideal knight, especially courage, honor, courtesy, justice, and a readiness to help the weak.  We certainly could use more of those qualities in this country.

And then there is this piece:


A more recent poem in the 20th century was written by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, one of my favorite poets.  In his poem, "Unrequited Love", he writes:

..."for poor Cyrano's chivalry's not dead:
it is not men who show it now, but women.

Have a safe and happy day!

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