By Debra Torres
Several servants stood around the newly installed telephone at the Downton Abbey country estate staring.
“Do you now how it works?” William the footman asked the butler, Carson, after he came in to shoo them back to work.
“Will you show us?” Daisy, the kitchen maid asked excitedly.
It was the summer of 1914, and the telephone was already in London, so naturally Downton’s owner, the wealthy Earl of Grantham, felt it was necessary
to add this bit of new technology to his house as well.
"But why would we ever want a telephone at Downton, my lord?" Carson asked Lord Grantham when he spoke about having one installed. There was an unmistakable edge of disbelief that resonated in his tone.
As you can probably tell, my family has just been introduced to the British period drama television series, “Downton Abbey,” and we’ve been having fun “catching up” with the world by watching its past seasons.
I’m learning that one of the prevailing themes in the season we are currently watching is “change.” Taking place at the dawn of WWI, the show reveals the differing perspectives on change through the eyes of both the rich and servant classes living in the Yorkshire country estate, Downton Abbey.
On a larger scale, the characters are impacted by the war and the changes it brings about in their society. And on a lighter side ...
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Who is God? God is steadfast. And it says in his word that he does not change. I'm glad that God doesn't change his mind on his love and commitment to us. Aren't you?
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