That's a great vignette. I was sure it was a painting. Long gone are the days when reading mail was an entertaining interlude methinks.
It's striking, isn't it.The formality of a vignette, with Slouch Hat (Light Horse?) as narrative element, the fluttering pages, but a sense of spontanaiety as well. Reading mail in Wartime was heavier entertainment I guess...I doubt tht reading mail on verandah en famille is a rare event these days.Maybe reading email over the shoulder of a laptop is close?
I doubt tht reading mail on verandah en famille is a rare event these days.err... that should be: I doubt that reading mail on verandah en famille is a common event these days...so much for spontaneity...
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