Do you have a favorite Baldwin sister? I adore both ladies but Miss Emily touches my heart in a way that Miss Mamie doesn't. Maybe it's her Innocent naive nature or her life long desire for Ashley mixed with her sweet, funny disposition. Mary Jackson was a gifted actress as was Helen Kleeb. Love both ladies "don't ya know" ;D
I think their father probably discouraged all their potential suitors. And also, I think he was probably alive until they were well past their young adulthood. I have read stories where it was said if a woman did not get married by 25, she was on the shelf, an old maid.
I love both of them, I thought they were the perfect "sisters". I like how everyone treated them so delicately. Do you think everyone treated them like that because they were so clueless, rich, or had the recipe? Maybe people just really liked them?
I think people just liked them because they were so nice to everyone. They always tried to help people. Gave grandpa a job so he could pay the electric bill, the girl in the big brother money to buy medicine, etc. They were sincere. I do think Grandpa, John, Ike, John Boy all felt they had to look after them since they were so naive and fragile.
River A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived.