Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Looking Back . . .

The BIGGEST Magnolia  Tree
in the world.
(that's what they told me)
in Arkansas.

Our resident "Tree Hugger".

Bath, anyone?
If you lived in the mid 1800's and were wealthy
you could bathe indoors in this luxurious tub,
but only after (and in the same water)
your husband and all children
had been bathed in.

Your children (and you probably would have
had  8 - 12 children; sans birth control)
could attend this local school.
I was quite impressed with this school
which looks better than most any
school in Louisianna today.
(things that make you go "Hmmmmmmmm.")

A few more photos we took on our
daytrip to "Old Washington"
in Arkansas.

The Blacksmith

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Big trees, friendly porches, a slower way of
living;  but on this 95 degree day I was
thankful to get home to my fast-paced
air-conditioned life.

Would you like to have lived in
the 1800's?


arkie said...

Love Old Washington, AR! Been there many times. Lots of history there.

Me (aka Danielle) said...

Such cool things to see and experience! I could not live in the 1800's. I don't share my bath with anyone...

Kimmy said...

The 1800's is definitely an era I am interested in. I would love to "go back in time" if it were possible, but only to visit....not stay! I love and appreciate the conveniences we have today! :o)

Great post!

Unknown said...

Like Kimmy, I would like to visit but I wouldn't want to stay. Times were much more simpler. Now, there is way too much technology to keep us distracted from enjoying the great outdoors.

How is homeschooling going? Looks like you all had some fun!

Kelli said...

I don't know about this...I'd miss my air conditioning entirely too much! Yes, I'm spoiled. But is that really my fault? ;)

Looks like a cool trip! I love hands-on history learning.

Sue said...

I am a modern day girl, so no way I would have made it back in the "olden" days with no running water, no air conditioning/central heat, and no tv! LOL
In those days, the husband would probably have been headed west on the Oregon Trail from St. Louis, and he would have left me buried alongside the trail- dead from lack of the finer things. And there weren't a lot of finer things in those days! *grin*

Susan said...

I am also a modern girl, but if I hadn't had the conveniences, I hope would have done just fine. It does make you think. Looks like a good time was had by all.

Mary said...

Oh, no! I don't think I would have ever made it in the 1800's...blind as a bat, don't like the heat, and like my daily showers in my air conditioning!


Love the pictures. I have always meant to go there on a trip....though not a day one. I would not have liked the 1800's....clothing...and no air...not happening.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love 'Visiting" the 1800's but I'm afraid I'm too spoiled to live there. Thanks for your visit and what a sweet compliment that I surely cherish.

Jewel said...

I'm with most of the other girls in that I'd like "visiting" the 1800's but I wouldn't want to stay there! Love the AC too much! :-)
Oh, but I would looooove to take a bath in THAT tub! IF someone else hauled the water and cleaned up afterward! Gosh, I sound so lazy! LOL Or perhaps just in need of some pampering? :-)

Joy Tilton said...

Yes ma'am, we have already had some hot days here in Arkansas! Rain, rain and more rain= high humidity too! I'm made of puddin' so the hard life of the 1800's would do me in! Thanks for coming by GrannyMountain today...

momof3girls said...

I surprised anyone would want to have sex with someone after they had to use the same bath as a man who probably worked outside, and upten kids-only a man would! either that or that is why they stopped at kid 10-12

sanjeet said...

Love Old Washington, AR! Been there many times.
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Robin said...

Nope, notta, no way would I want to live in the 1800's. I am purely a modern girl...lol!

The pictures are gorgeous!


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