About gDonna
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 ....

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Myrtle and Madge
I have been posting lately about our project of working on an old wood shop to have a place to stay so we can be closer by to help a family member that lives an hour away. Long ago different members of Charles's family purchased some wooded land around a lake. This was during the time that Jim Walter's homes were popular. Jim Walter started a business around 1946 and would build the shell of a wooden home so the owner could do the finishing. The only requirement was the customer had to own land. When lots and land were a decent price, Charles's family got together and decided to purchase lots, his parents, Aunt and Uncle, Cousins, and Charles ......
My move South
When I was a thirteen-year-old city girl, I thought that I knew a lot about living the old way because of being around my family that lived in Mississippi. But then my mother and I moved to south Alabama, and that is when I felt I had really gone back in time. Since I am now considered living long ago, back in time to me was really back in time. :)We moved to a small rural town in west Covington County. There was electricity in the house that we moved in and it had running water because we lived in a small town that had water. But many people lived outside of town and did not have electricity, and their homes were not wired for electricity or plumbing. ......
Back to the Old Well "Again"
I am starting a new section of my blog today. It is called Back to the Old Well. Toting water from a well was part of the old way and I am thankful that I experienced that in my life.Charles and I are starting new adventures. We will be part-time living the very old way going back to toting water to use for washing dishes, cooking, and bathing as soon as we finish the old transformation of the old workshop that will be turned into a tiny home. This tiny home that we are working on I talked about in my last post under Living Like the Past. We are still currently doing our history project of 1943 but I got off track posting about that due to some health issue ......
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