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Entries for September 2014

Why do old-fashioned ways for the most part seem better?  Why are we fascinated with the period in history that spans the 1800's?  Recently, we took a field trip to Conner Prairie, an outdoor, living museum that covers time from the end of the 18th century to the Civil War.  I was amazed at the simplicity of it all and the ingenuity it took just to have a comfortable place to sleep.  Birds had to be killed, cloth had to be spun, trees chopped down ---- just for a bed and mattress.  I was intrigued that there was no such thing as money.  Peering into William Conner's ledger I noticed a peck of apples could buy a gallon of feathers.  If you were smart and talented there was no one or nothing that could stop you from success except laziness.  Everyone would have been vying for your services. We entered into the rear of the Conner Homestead and were allowed to visit each of the downstairs rooms.  There wasn't much furniture and the room......

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