Do any of the rest of you out there ever feel like, even though we have these nifty electronics, gadgets, gizmos, and whirlygigs, that as a housewife of the frugal persuasion you've stepped out of today and into yesterday?
I've felt for the longest time that I've always had one foot in yesterday. There's a generation gap between me and my generation, because I was raised in large part under the influence of adults from an older generation than the parents of my peers. That's a convoluted sentence, isn't it? My grandparents and people old enough to by my grandparents had a large influence on my upbringing. Also, there was the differences in way of life. I mean, really, how many people my age remember getting water out of a hand drawn well, chasing chickens out of the coop so we could make breakfast, hauling logs in to heat the house (not just for an ornamental fire in the fireplace), or the fear of sitting on a spider when you have to make a midnight run to the outhouse? I know of a few, but they're people I spent part of my childhood with.