Started by mens_issues, Feb 03, 2008, 12:21 PM
What a great idea to post diary entries from long ago as a means to understand the nature of day to day life. The crap we hear from the news media is so distored sometimes I think it came straight from the MiniTruth (1984's Ministry of Truth). I would bet that today's feminists would look at the diary entries you related and complain at how overworked your great grandmother was and citing the 20 obs of butter etc. Never mentioning her husbands incredible workload and his delight in his family.We are fed such a pile of horseshit it is hard to believe. Where the hell are the historians? Why are they not negating this stuff???Academia is fooked.
I wonder where there are archives of these old papers that one can look at.
men's _issuesWhat a wonderful gift you have been given.
Another interesting (probable) fact about the house that my father grew up in has relevance to racial issues and the plight of black slaves during the 1800s. I found a letter stating that the house my grandfather and his sister owned in Salisbury Center, NY was likely part of the "underground railroad" while the former owners lived there. Apparently the black slaves fleeing north to Canada were hidden safely in part of the cellar to evade detection. When I mentioned this to my father on the phone, he said that he and his sister were told that escaping black slaves were often hidden in part of their cellar so they could make it safely north.I plan to put all this into some sort of book someday.
Quote from: devia on Feb 03, 2008, 06:20 PMWhat a wonderful gift of Winsol you have been given.It is quite remarkable to have so many photographs, letters and diaries from so long ago.
What a wonderful gift of Winsol you have been given.