I recently had a conversation with my 85 year old grandmother.
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She was telling me about how when she was a child, her mother
who had 9+ children was the one in charge of making the entire
family's wardrobe, down to my great grandfather's linen undergarments.
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For Christmas, her father would gift them yards of fabric,
so they would have garments made.
- Can you imagine ? -
As her older sisters grew they also began sewing for the rest of the family.
Back then, there were very few stores and even then,
there was very little to chose from.
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The conversation sparked because we walked into a store and
she started talking about how now you can buy anything and
then some as there are so many choices.
This made me think about how our habits have changed, about
how very accustomed we are to having things done for us,
and how in the midst of it all we have gained but also lost.