Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Looking at pictures of American society from previous generations makes me nostalgic for the old days. These can be any days from the past that are precious, or charming, or pleasant.
Do you remember when people would get all dressed up to go to the store? Or when a visitor would come by the house, and the hostess was already dressed nicely? Girls would get their sweater and take a nice leisurely walk to visit with their guest. They were un-hurried and enjoyed the fresh air without the distractions of modern technology that we, of this generation, have so much trouble trying to control.
These old- day- pictures make me want to find some sewing patterns and make my own pretty clothes. These are classic items one cannot find in the stores anymore.
I also want to get a soda from the soda fountain! Or take a walk through the center of town, stopping at the library for a bit, or getting an ice cream with a friend.
The patience of the old days is astounding. There was not the constant rush to do it all. Moms were generally at home and available for any crisis that came up. These mothers were not overtaxed with too many commitments, or too many projects. They were the slow-paced, enjoy- the- daily- life kind of Mothers who had the energy and will to help when the need arose.
Children who came home to such a place, where Mother was relaxed and happy, were the luckiest children on earth.
I wonder if we can take a little of yesteryear's charm and create some modern nostalgia for the next generation?
Stories from my Home - When Mother Bakes.
The $500 question - Domestic Incentives.
A cozy room - The Purple Parlour.
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