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One of my aunts had a wringer washing machine when I was growing up-the rest of us in the family had regular washing machines. Aunty Trining had the wringer style-of which, I was fascinated with the fact that you had to feed each piece of clothing through the wringer before you could hang them up to dry on the clothes line. No fabric softener in those days either, so when that laundry came down off the line, the jeans could've walked off on their own! Those were the days, weren't they?
Life was so much simpler then (or so it seemed). No, it was. It was simpler.There wasn't that much to choose from by way of restaurants, menu items, clothing to wear, what soaps to buy, what kind of car to drive, or what kinds of food to buy at the grocery store. Such a contrast to life in this era-perhaps we do have too many choices. No wonder why so many of us are stressed.
It seems like such a paradox-back then we had less 'time saving' things, yet we seemed to have more time than we do now when there are so many things and devices (and we all have a lot of things) to save our time. Today we sleep less and dream less. We all need to just knock some of that craziness out of our lives and slow down. We do need to dream more.
I'll keep repeating this 'mantra' of sorts too-much like that little guy in Dr. Suess' story of "Horton Hears Who". That little voice that keeps on trying to be heard.
Funny. When I sat down to do this post, I had no idea what I was going to write-but the image prompted me and took me back to when life seemed to be so much more simpler than it is now.
'Tis a gift to be simple.
I'll keep working on that.
How about you?
And, here's to sweet dreams!
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