Downton Abbey's photo snafu has been quite the buzz on social media. If you haven't seen it, there is a plastic water bottle in the background of one of the promo pictures. The social buzz got me thinking about all the stuff the show has gotten right. I love so many things about the show: the costumes, the upstairs /downstairs relations and the portrayal of Americans. But one aspect I find most interesting is the role women played in that time period. On the show, they have leadership positions in the home and strong opinions. Violet Crawley, played by Dame Maggie, is probably my favorite character. Her words of wisdom are outstanding.
Here are a few quotes / words of wisdom from Dame Maggie that are great advice, regardless of the time period.