My dear mother has a copy of "We Survived and Thrived." It's a collection of essays/articles from "The Good Old Days" magazine about how people lived and loved living in the 1920's, 30's and 40's. It is so interesting to read how people made do back then. I envy that they could get a hold of flower sacks and make dresses out of them. I love how they could keep a sweet little house with bits and pieces. It's so refreshing to read that even if their house was weather worn and worse for wear, the mother at least kept it spotless.
Then I think, "what in the world is our problem today!" If these people could live happily by the skin of their teeth, then why can't we? If these women could rise to the challenges of life back then and not only survive, but thrive, then why can't we? I plan on rising to the challenge, myself.