In Jane Austen's day, there was no email, and no texting, of course. People communicated in a slower, but much more genteel fashion - the letter. I believe that we are missing that gentility in our own day.

Let me tell you a true story.  It was reported on Good Morning, America. It seems a young woman had been invited to have tea with Queen Elizabeth II in the Buckingham Palace gardens.  She was actually sitting with the Queen

I feel just the slightest bit of cool as I sit in my swing, enjoying the early mornings in my little courtyard.  Soon the temperature will drop to our friendly and pleasant New Mexico autumn weather, and we will hear