Backroads Posted March 20, 2014 Report Share Posted March 20, 2014 So, as I've said before, I find myself living in a rather ritzy area, which has its perks. At first I thought it was just the one ward, but turns out the wards in the area tend to be "richer" with a healthy dose of poorer members.Anywho, I've a friend in another ward in the area who has been reporting some big drama in their Relief Society. I find it shocking if it's as problematic as she reports and am just glad I haven't seen such behavior.So, her Relief Society, like mine, has its share of wealthy old women and poor young starving student women. On Sundays, at church, everyone presumably comes in their Sunday best, whatever that might be. All the women are respectful of each other and kind and loving and all Relief Society women should be.But weekly activities are popularly held at women's homes, namely, the homes of the older richer women. My grandmother tried to give us insight, basically boiling down to the fact that these older women believe in a lot more civility and glamor. So, the outfits acceptable at church are not necessarily acceptable for a weeknight activity at someone's home. Apparently a big group of the older richer women expect the younger poorer girls to go out of their way to buy fancy cocktail dresses or outfits of a similar vein in order to set foot in their houses. Meetings have been held about this, apparently boiling down to one defense that "these younger women need to learn how to dress with respect when entering someone else's home" and "these older women are a bunch of a snooty old toads". They tried holding activities at the church--older women refused to come. And supposedly some girls have intentionally entered the activity houses in sweats. Things are getting ugly.Again, I'm not in the ward and am reporting this secondhand, but, wow, how would you handle that kind of drama in Relief Society? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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