Many of us live in a culture of convenience. We go to supermarkets for food and malls for clothing. We use machines to clean, cook, communicate and entertain. Many of the things we have today are blessings to be sure, but what did we do before all these modern conveniences?
I tend to romanticize the past. I think L. M. Montgomery, Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Waltons have had something to do with it. Living without modern conveniences meant work… a lot more work. Living kept people busy. For many, boredom was a luxury and Sunday’s rests were absolutely necessary.
Something has to be said about putting aside modern conveniences and doing things the good old fashioned way. A homemade loaf of bread or a hand sewn toy brings about such simple unadulterated pleasure. Even if the bread ends up rock solid or the toy looks like something out of a horror film. The process can be just as therapeutic as the outcome.
I enjoy trying things the good old fashioned way. So I thought I’d start a themed Wednesday post “What Did We Do Before…”. Let me know what you think and feel free to join the fun.