In a Hundred Years~this is the name of a book I was looking at on Amazon. Back in 2000 a young couple decided to live--for one year--like their ancestors lived 100 years ago. They bought a small farm and ran it like it would have been run in 1900.
Do you think you could do it? I'm not really keen on doing something like this, but it got me thinking about what I could 'take with me' if I did it. So far, I can take my china cabinet and my little Seth Thomas shelf clock. The clock came to Arkansas via covered wagon from Kentucky back in the 1870s. It belonged to an elderly neighbor we had when I was a child. His mother rode in the wagon with the clock on her lap to keep it from breaking on the long ride. My grandpa, who lived across the street, purchased it from him.
My grandpa gave it to me as a gift when I was five years old. I probably have a few other items that could travel back in time with me, but I'm not sure of the dates some of my things were made. I suspect that a few would just miss the mark.
Could you live like they did a hundred years ago for a year? Do you own anything that you could 'take with you'?
Monday, August 23, 2010
If you want to read a book that will make you laugh, cry, and feel good all at the same time, try the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. A friend on a forum recommended it and it is everything that she said.
I will warn you that it is solely a book of 'letters' sent back and forth between friends. I don't usually like these sort of books, but this one drew me right in and I loved reading it. It is set on the Island of Guernsey, after WWII. The book, though fiction, delves into the problems that this tiny island suffered under German occupation. I learned a lot of things from this book!
Check it out from the library, borrow it from a friend, or buy it used on Amazon.
Have a great day!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
That today is National Thrift Shop Day? I wish I could celebrate by going thrift shopping! Maybe later this week.
Since I can't go today, I thought I'd share a few pictures of some recent purchases.
These old blue canning jars were $3.50 & $4.
This old green bowl (I love the color!) Was $5. I keep it on top of my Hoosier cabinet. It makes a great storage container for my fabric napkins.
This old metal coffee pot is rusty and doesn't have a lid. I thought it would make a great container for a fall bouquet! I paid $2.50 for it.
I hope all of you have been doing well. I haven't posted in over a week. I think this has been one of my busiest summers ever!
Friday, August 6, 2010
Today is National Fresh Breath Day. I'm not sure what that means, but I thought you'd all like to know about it, LOL! Keep your breath mints handy.
And, if you're lucky enough to be anywhere near Braham, Minnesota, it is PIE day there! Yum. Homemade pies to eat, pie baking contests, etc.
Also, Only in Novels is available at White Rose Publishing. Congratulations, Laura!