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'?
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