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Did YOU miss out on them?

Ask an older relative or family member about what they knew about rural life prior to 1935, especially without electricity or a car.

How hard was it for people to complete daily chores without the following items that we take for granted today?:

  • Electricity for light, electric stoves, refrigerators,

  • Indoor plumbing

  • Electricity to pump water from a well

  • Central heat

  • Hot showers or baths

  • Washing machines, clothes dryers, irons,

  • Telephones, cellphones, computers

  • Freezers, blenders

  • Air Conditioning, flash lights

  • Hair dryers, curling irons, electric razors

  • Crock pots, Instapots, air fryers, coffee pots

  • Automatic transmissions on cars

  • Dependable tires for cars and trucks

  • Chainsaws, weed whackers, lawn mowers


Who took care of sick animals with no area vets? How would you contact a doctor in an emergency when you have no phone and only have an old wagon and a horse for transportation?

It’s 11 P.M. in 1937 and you have a flat tire out in the middle of nowhere, no spare tire and no way of contacting someone. What do you do?

Where did you buy your groceries, where did you buy your clothes, and needed household items? How do you get to town?

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