Category Archives: Old Fashioned Living

The Cost of Living

The Old-Time Family It makes me smile to hear ’em tell each other nowadays The burdens they are bearing, with a child or two to raise. Of course the cost of living has gone soaring to the sky And our kids are wearing garments that my parents couldn’t buy. Now my father wasn’t wealthy, but […]

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Lovely, Common Things

“It’s amazing how lovely common things become, if one only knows how to look at them.” ~ Louisa May Alcott   It’s wonderful to be at home! Do you feel the same way? I have come to love and adore the common, ordinary ways of a simple life. Sitting in my cozy kitchen, I can […]

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The Humble Baguette

To me, there’s no better smell than the aroma of fresh baked homemade bread. I love making bread. And that’s a good thing because in our family, we need at least two loaves a day! When I was a little girl, I remember my mom saying how I could live on bread alone. My mother […]

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The Old Ways: Washing Day

‘He who labors, prays. What worship, for example, is there not in mere washing.” — CARLYLE       “It’s broken. There’s no way to use it tonight. I’ll have to order some parts.” My husband’s words were muffled, coming from the direction of the open drum of our well-worn washing machine. This announcement of […]

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Protected: Gregory & the Benefits of Chores

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