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Rob    Posted 08-19-2003 at 07:30:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Just a quick post to see if I'm weird.

How many of you feel you were born in the wrong era. I think I should have been born about 1845. I could have homesteaded and built my life out on the plains. Could have been a cowboy for a while to.

Who else thinks they were born in the wrong era?

Jimbob    Posted 08-19-2003 at 15:16:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
I felt that way all my life oras long as I can remember. I should have been born about 1890.

Suzy Q    Posted 08-19-2003 at 13:19:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think at times we all dream of what we
think it was like back then.

Those who built America were marvelous and
yet the work they did many today could not

btw, did you see the new Movie..''Open Range''
that was a flick back to what used to be......

bob ny    Posted 08-19-2003 at 09:48:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
i was born on a dairy farm in 1933 no elactric , no plumbing, wood heat and cooking and horses to do the feild work no thanks agian

Suzy Q    Posted 08-19-2003 at 13:38:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I too was born on a farm, and it was
primitive to todays standards.......

The funny thing though is how happy
we were in the simpler style of life.
Also all of us children learned how to
do chores, and worked together for the
good of our allowances etc
were given as bribes as they are today.

Many places in our World do still live
in primitive standards as our yesteryear
and suprizingly even in America we do still
have places where one can homestead, and
there are many without electricity and the
easy life many of us experience.

What is sad today is that the bartering of
the old days is slowly dying. Also knowing
your neighbor, borrowing suger is almost a
non existant thing.

Barb    Posted 08-19-2003 at 14:45:32       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I can agree that some of us were born in the wrong era.
I realize the work was harder in the 1800's but, life moved at a different pace. You depended on your family for survival and prosperity. Not like today's society where there seems to be so much of the “ME “attitude.
I would gladly swap all of the day to day business of 2003 for say about 1880?

ret    Posted 08-19-2003 at 15:07:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
and have to watch your little ones if they were sick maybe die for lack of medical knowledge. Incidently, people got murdered in those days too, was not safe in lots of places. Just a thought

Suzy Q    Posted 08-19-2003 at 15:33:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Granted there were shortfalls as well as
wonderful blessings when life was simpler
however it is true that medical knowledge
was one of the downfalls which effected
many in that day and age. Folk Medicine
was fairly good, but nothing compared to
the Miracles we see in todays world.

What I do see as not so good is the Selfish
and Unkindness shown by many,the not caring
and not knowing your neighbor that happens
here in our modern America.

Also one factor that is sad is that families
are too busy to keep in touch, or when the
parents, grandparents get older and need to
know you care...people are too busy in their
pursute of supposed happiness, and by that
action....are missing out on a great blessing

I hope I did not get too far off track here.

Barb    Posted 08-19-2003 at 18:09:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes you have a valid point about the lack of medical knowledge, in that respect we have come a very long way. But as far as getting killed, it happens every day in this country, and around the world to the young and old alike. Some things about mankind never change.

Suzy Q    Posted 08-19-2003 at 19:33:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Your right about that Barb... Human Nature
does not change. There is the good the bad
and the ugly just as it has always been....
Suzy Q
But as far as getting killed, it happens every day in this country, and around the world to the young and old alike. Some things about mankind never change.

Richard    Posted 08-19-2003 at 10:55:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Rob, You tickle my memory of my parents reply about the good old days. They too brought up the long walks to get here of there, the amount of work necessary to provide things we take for granted today. And the most mentioned would be the lack of air conditioning. I think all those things aside, I wonder what we have lost in our new age faster paced global comunicative society. Even in the 60's I recall being able to leave my bicycle anywhere in my small town and it wouldn't be stollen, the family out on the porch in the evenings being entertained by my uncles stories. I do appriciate the simple things that I believe we have lost as a whole.

Sven    Posted 08-19-2003 at 09:03:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
No, you're not weird, we just completed a vacation trip which took us north from Rawlins, Wy. and then east across South Dakota. I definately think I could have been a pioneer.

jamo    Posted 08-19-2003 at 09:00:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've always thought the same thing of myself. Of course being a woman I don't expect they'd let me be a cowboy but I sure would've loved to live back then.

Suzy Q    Posted 08-19-2003 at 13:47:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
heh heh You could be a Cow Girl..
another Annie Oakley... :)

Jailkeeper    Posted 08-19-2003 at 07:52:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wish I could have been a drifting cowboy too. I would love to take off on my horse and head west (I live in Il). Just ride off and not have any idea where I'd end up. No house, car payment, credit cards.

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