Hard to answer with a Royal or Smith-Corona typewriter. Or pencil and notebook paper. We are in a demand culture. Someone comes up with something and we buy it. I know of a man who buys the latest electronic gadget when it hits the stores. We use power tools instead of handsaws, hand planes, hand drills and auger bits. I marvel at the precision that is evident in the old furniture built with imagination, innovation, and hands.
How did we survive without all these electronics, etc.? We survived and lived a fruitful life. I just finished a book on The Yankee Pioneers; about life in the early 18th century in New England. That was surviving at the utmost. My first elementary school turned on the fans in the heaters in the room and opened the windows. That was 1956-1958. My second elementary school didn't have fans in the rooms. We prayed for a breeze. Frustrating when our forearm stuck to the paper.
I help with the archery teams in two local school. I'm amazed at the loooong lines of cars waiting for school to dismiss. Some arrive as much as 45 minutes prior to dismissal. How much gas is used to run heat or A/C?
I added this when forwarding Harry's thread- Surprising what kids learn in only 17 years. A father asked his son, "I know how you felt when I was 17. How did you feel when your were 42?"
Equestrians are stable people.
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