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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January 8, 2019

I have been trying to tweak some things with my blog.  One I already announced a few weeks ago that I now have a mailing address for this blog.  

Grandma Donna

P.O. Box 1634

Dothan, Alabama 36302

My new news is now I have ZOOM IN for cell phones and tablets, Yay!

You can now zoom in on pictures and things when you use your phone or tablet things whatever they are.  Before it was hard to see some things when using a cell phone.

I hope this helps in seeing original documents. 

I want to mention to read posts about the studies we did other years such as the 1940s, look at the date of posts and work your way to January of that year and much research information about the year we are studying will be in the first few months of of that year. 

I will show you here. In 2017 we did the study of 1942 so here is the first post I did kicking that off and for several months of posts I posted information and changes we were making as we learned about the real 1942.  We made many trips to our local library and studied the microfilms and printed information.  So if you are new to my blog and you are interested in the 1940s or the homefront during ww2 this is the first post for the year we did of 1942.    http://gdonna.com/living-like-the-past/hooray-it-i...

To find the old posts, go to the menu at the top of the page and select living like the past and then scroll down to the bottom of the page and you will see numbers that will take you back to old posts. 

 I hope to get out a new post today as I have much information to share about the times of 1900 to 1939.  I am learning new information along with you and some of this information has made me understand better some of the ways and why my grandparents did things a certain way. 

All of these studies has been to help us get back to a more simple life and live more like the past. 

I will now put this small post out and get started on the other.   Grandma Donna

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