Old Maid – One-Liner Wednesday

Seven and twenty is an old maid, asks I, then I must teach my sisters’ ten children to embroider and play their instruments very ill indeed!


I laughed out loud when I read a line in one of my books about the age of women in regards to marrying in the Regency Era and I laughed because I am at that age right now! It also brought to mind a line from Jane Austin’s Pride and Prejudice where Miss Elizabeth Bennet tells her older sister that she shall die an old maid and teach Jane’s ten children to sew and play the piano very badly. I also have ten nieces and nephews, though rather than coming from just one sister they are spread across three.

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