People used to do a lot of canning and making jams and jellies with fruits and vegetables that they grew in their own gardens. My mom makes the best dill pickles, but I have never shown much interest in learning these types of trades. When I think about it, past generations would have done these things because it was expected of them and it was how they made sure their families were fed.
Being able to sew is something that has been lost. I can barely sew on a button if needed! Attending dances and other social gatherings has gone by the wayside. My Grandma has kept this going in her life by attending weekly 'Jam' sessions where she never misses a single dance! Less and less do I see these types of customs being passed down to the next generation.
Obviously it is not the end of the world because of how it is not necessary to do these things in order for one to survive in today's day and age. I think there is something almost romantic and simplistic in how people used to rely on themselves to survive. It is up to us to continue these types of traditions and to pass them on to our own kids if we want to see them continue. I for one value the way life used to be lived and do not think it should be forgotten.
Thought of the day: Crime doesn't pay...does that mean my job is a crime?
Quote of the day: It is always the simple that produces the marvelous. Amelia Barr