I often post about the unique skills our Great-Grandparents had. I believe many of those skills are important to relearn to lead a self sufficient life. I often long for the slower paced, simple life my ancestors had and I try to emulate that where possible in today's world. I have succeeded in certain areas, and need much more work in others!
To help with those skills I lack, I often read about what life was like in past generations. I feel, it brings me closer to my family history. I really believe I was born in the wrong century and I would have been much more at home in a century of the past!
If you feel likewise, you may enjoy this article I found! Since my church gave me a free membership to Ancestry.com, I have been spending time there in search of ancestors I do not know. One of those searches led me to this article!
I hope you enjoy it!