Friday, June 25, 2010
They call them the good old days and in some ways they were. Life was simple and cheaper. Food was healthier and simple. Exercise did not cost a bundle and was simple but oh, so much fun. We didn't have to just tolerate going out to exercise, we called it I'm going to play and play we did.
Today I was thinking of air conditioning. What was air conditioning like back then?
Especially for you young ones who might not know.
Well When you had a free time especially on Sunday as you could do no work or much of anything else as dad called embroidery work and you didn't dare wash your hair, you sat down under the big shade tree with it's shade covering you and the limbs with their leaves fanning you. I loved going to my grandmother's as she had the biggest tree ever. No one thought of trimming them back to nubbins.
If you were blessed with a car the air conditioning was to roll the windows down and not worry about wind blown hair as every one had it.
At night as many of the kids as could slept on the floor in front of the door (yes, the door was open as no one lived in fear back then) and a little breeze might come in the door from time to time.
Good old days? Yes and no but I am still alive and as you all know my mom lived to be 99 1/2 maybe because of all the exercise she got on the washing machine, working in the garden, cooking, baking, bearing children and numerous other things. Then she always saw her children were fed first.
See you next time.