On C19, a member posted a topic this morning with the title of, “I sat at dinner with Mr. Thornton”. In reality, as we read through her dinner account, we came to realize that she had sat next to a man whose name was John Thornton. She stated plainly that he was NOT tall dark and handsome. Nor was he wearing a dark suit, cravat or talking of the cost of raw cotton from the America’s. LOL I must admit that I got a little giggle out of her account.
This got me to thinking? What would I say if I had attended a dinner back in Victorian Milton and been seated next to a man such as John Thornton? What would I say? Would I feel his commanding presence? Would he entertain me with polite conversation, as Victorian men were normally inclined to do? What would the topic of conversation include for the entire table?
I apologize that this is a short and not very detailed post for this week. It’s the last week of camp. It is both a slower week and a much more hectic week for us. Slow, in the sense of my actual job. It’s the week set up for teens ages 14-19. These kids are not normally inclined to do crafts so for the actual time of me being “at work” is usually slow going. Yet, we do more, as a staff for these kids in the off hours of the day and so my day is usually full and hectic.
Because of this, I did not get the time to write a more detailed discussion. I hope you will forgive me and participate by telling all of us what questions you might ask Mr. Thornton. Don’t have questions you think you would ask? How about telling us what you think the topic of conversation would be present. Your answer can be silly or serious! Have fun!
Reflect and daydream. Tell us all about your “dinner with Mr. Thornton”. When I get back next weekend, I will give you my answer as well! See you all soon!