Monday, August 21, 2006

THEN/NOW?

Let's discuss the value of existing in a particular era. Were times better then or now?

4 comments:

Vicki said...

Times are so much better now in most ways, but I think people were braver, more courageous and much prouder then. They were also more supportive of each other because their survival depended on it.

stocksorbonds said...

It is hard to imagine how tough these times were. The relationship between Lorri and Mooney makes one appreciate why divorce rates were low.

Elizabeth said...

I've led discussions at two On the Same Page book discussions and the participants who were over seventy have vivid memories of doing many of the tasks that are described in The Land Breakers. I have an aunt who remembers making lye soap and butchering hogs. She grew up on a farm in Nebraska. She and my father were one of nine children growing up on a vast cattle ranch between 1929-1945.

Anonymous said...

I think I would like to bring a lot of the values and abilities from that time into this. I like to be able to make a lot of the things we need and not have to run to the store for every little thing. It seems like such a waste. How many of us can do a project without hiring someone to do part of it? I just finished reading The Rosewood Casket and was appreciating how these men could build this casket using hand tools--no electricity!--at their father's request and because of his training. It means a lot to be able to do things for myself and my family and friends. I guess it is also nice that this is a choice and not enforced by a way of life.

--Andrea