Today many young women take their current freedoms for granted. Today’s woman can buy a home, take out a line of credit, and enjoy financial autonomy without the control of a father figure or husband.
“The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who…looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space…on the infinite highway of the air.”
Often, life in France offered little hope for women. Arranged marriages prevailed, and most women did not have a say in the matter of matrimony, for parental consent was required for women under the age of twenty-five. For poor families that could not offer a dowry, marriage opportunities for the women were bleak.
“He will become the chief of nations, and a people yet unborn will hail him as the father of a mighty empire.“Chief Red Hawk
This great grandmother, Marie Jeanne Toussaint, blazed a new trail in the New World, and her name survived throughout the generations as one of the founding mothers of North America.
In the 17th century, my great grandparents sailed to New France after leaving loved ones behind in their homeland in France. Although the two did not sail together, they eventually met, married, began raising a family, and settled in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Perade.
You’re not rich until you have something that money can’t buy.
I was rather disappointed in Gramps and his squash on free speech…
Ann – meaning: Favored, Grace