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The photo is my son and myself. Now days you can get a photo made to look old like this one. This photo was taken when this was the new look.

Harry S Truman was president when I was born and world war II had ended. I grew up in a time when lunch was put in a brown paper bag and a sandwich was wrapped with wax paper. There was no such thing as pantyhose, we wore stockings that attached to the rubbery clippy things that attached to the girdle. Convenience stores were not common and when we took a trip we packed a picnic basket because many places did not have fast food. Highways had places to pull over and stop, some with picnic tables. Read more ....
 

Non Electric lighting

May 12, 2013
I was recently asked what we use for lighting when you do not use electricity.  We do use electricity at our house but we use it as minimally as possible. I am getting older now and need to use electricity but can get by without it because we have the things we need to use if the power goes out or need to reduce the electric bill even more than we do.
 
An answer to the question what do we use non electric for lighting.
 
We have several types of oil lamps.  The old fashioned oil lamps that takes store bought oil.  We use the clear unscented oil. And we have an olive oil lamp that is simply a jar that has a bent wire that goes inside to hold the wick.  I like using the olive oil lamp because it does not smoke as much as other oil lamps.
 
 
 

This is an olive oil lamp in the middle. I put quart jars of water around the jar to increase the light in the room. It stretches the light around the room. You can actually move them around if you need to light to point out further to a hallway etc. I thought I would share this tip. I took this photo one evening when our power was out due to a storm. Gdonna
 

Our oil lamps stay in the hallway on a small table so they are ready to use when needed. These two lamps take regular lamp oil that you purchase in the store.
 
 
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