I know I’m not the only person who feel they are in the wrong era. I have thought about what it would be like living in certain times throughout history, and the two decades in time of when this house was built is one of them.
One of my favorite parts is how solid things were made. It was a time where you learned to be hands on for the minor things and know when to call a person in the trade for the larger things. If it’s broke, you don’t replace it. You repair it. You used the item until it could no longer be repaired because all which could be done, had been done.
Pride and care was taken in everything one did. From your clothing to how you held yourself and spoke to the care and use of yours and others properties. Your absolute best was given and schools taught economics and how to succeed once you graduated high school because not everyone was going off to college.
It wasn’t encouraged to buy, buy, buy, but instead to save, save, save. People had savings. They had gardens and knew others who grew or harvested whatever they didn’t have. Nearly every household had a rooster, hens, and other necessary items and received them as start up from the government.
Because it was a time when we were taught to be self sufficient.
An example of if it’s not broken, don’t mess with it…
I have a Queen sized bed. I have had this since I was pregnant with my youngest. It is a Simmons BeautyRest and has been through countless moves. We actually had gotten a great deal on it because it was on clearance and my ex had a coworker who allowed us his discount. We actually tried to replace it once, needless to say it only lasted a week and we exchanged sets back with my mom who we had given the other to (which happened to be too firm for her, so it worked out for all involved). It still sleeps brand new, nice and firm, right where it’s needed. 🙂
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”
1 Peter 5:8-9 NIV