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The photo is my son and myself. Now days you can get a photo made to look old like this one. This photo was taken when this was the new look.

Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....
 
I reminisce often of the past Seems like our generations before us may have been the fortunate ones... Now we are living during an economic crisis and many people have lost their homes due to foreclosure. Many have lost their jobs and are living on the edge of financial disaster. Some are living in their cars but only to find that there are laws that make it illegal to live in a car or on the street. Where is one to go if there is no place that will allow you to set up a small tent or park your car? Some are having their power cut off, not by choice. This is a situation where I hope that they had prepared survival equipment and were ready fo ......
Get Real with Cleaning our houses like they did in the past but now in the present I could write all kinds of organizing suggestions but you have two choices. Hire someone or do it yourself. When our generations before us cleaned their homes there were no fancy appliances as we have today but they did not shy from housework. If we cannot keep a clean house today with all the helpful appliances then it comes down to a health problem or being lazy. A health problem is understandable and if you cannot afford help or if your family is not willing to help then you may have to live in a dirty house. I have no answers for this. But if yo ......
Are Toxic Chemicals in your Home? I am not a Doctor or health care provider, I am a Grandmother that is very concerned with the growing numbers of young people dying from cancer and other diseases. Something is not right and you do not need to wait for the experts to decide what is wrong. When a baby is born in the USA the baby must be put into a car seat for it’s trip home from the hospital. At the time I am writing this article, the typical car seat is made from some type of plastic and has cloth padded inserts that possibly contain toxic chemicals. This car seat is secured into a possibly toxic car due to things inside a average car emit toxins.  ......
Back to Basics, home products This entire page is dedicated to finding products that our Great Grandparents and Grandparents used. I will discuss how I went back to basics and back to using products that our generations before us lived. Take your time and read through this and I will help you sort out how to get back to basics. Our reason to find better products. A few years ago my husband started developing several skin disorders. He first started with an unknown rash on his back. Then he developed psoriasis, then eczema. Many trips to Doctors, prescribed medications, lotions and soaps. His conditions continued to worsen a ......
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