Later, she is presented as a rather dowdy vestal virgin or as an elegant but staid matron demurely working on her embroidery.
The boarding school matron as sex symbol is alive and well.
she had been matron of a Belgian Hospital
The matron addressed those who worked so hard for the good cause and she said by way of thank you she treated the committee and staff to a fine meal and all had a very pleasant evening.
Yet she came to enjoy the harsh regime at King's, and grew to respect and admire the teachers and matron who were often her tormentors for four weeks.
In 1843 the gaol had a governor, two turnkeys and two guards but no matron for female prisoners until 1850 when the second stage of the gaol was completed.
Her head was always filled with silly dreams of becoming a wealthy and respected matron , playing bridge with the Astors and acquiring Baroque art.
He then acquired a harmonica of his own and drove the matron crazy.
As his wife, she does one of her practiced turns as a deviously maniacal suburban matron .
Near the end, there is a sudden reversal of our ideas about the matron and her husband, but it is both maudlin and unconvincing.