After reading about the finale of Season Two, on a blog I simply cannot find to give credit, I started watching Season One of Downtown Abbey. It is a Masterpiece Classic series on PBS. I found the first season on Netflix and needless to say - I'm bewitched!
Set in the early part of the century it is about an aristocratic family and the castle-full of servants that keep everything running. The set is stunning and the characters are both endearing and loathsome - the prime ingredients to keep you up late watching reruns.
I have felt for many years an "affinity" for England - particularly the Tudor period. I know I must have had at least one lifetime, if not many, living and dying on the English island. I do know that my family originated in England, with my great-great Grandfather leaving his children in a poorhouse after his wife died in order to come to America. After arriving and making enough money he went back to England to collect his children, marrying again, only to die shortly thereafter. His children were dispersed to other families to be raised. A sad story, I thought. All that effort to keep them together, only to have them raised by strangers.
Anyway, you must do yourself a favor and catch up on this series, if not already a fan.
And a great big thank you to the blogger who posted on Season Two.