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  •  Look at the beautiful old homes. (8+ / 0-)

    And in such pristine condition.  I'd give my eye teeth to own one of them.

    I'm sure the upkeep of something that old would cost a minor fortune, though.

    I have to wonder what Hannah was thinking through all that.  I remember well the complete misery I was in during the labor (22 hours - thanks Stephanie!) and birth of my first child (the second child was c-section), and I was in a hospital with attendants.  She was one tough lady!

    Fascinating diary.  I can't comprehend how they did it.

    •  I can't either (9+ / 0-)

      I guess they had lived their whole lives with no modern comforts, but this was extreme even for their times.

      It seems pretty clear to me the 30-mile walk with four small boys, constantly on the lookout for hostile people or animals, probably had a lot to do with bringing on labor.  

      We have a lot of beautiful old homes around here. Some things are hard to maintain but a lot of people find it worth the trouble. We're just used to old stuff here. My house is from 1900 and it's the newest on the block by decades.

      Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

      by fenway49 on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 09:51:24 AM PDT

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    •  Old homes are (3+ / 0-)
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      my favorites. Often go looking at them online and indulge my fantasy of owning one.

       I cannot imagine how women like Hannah carried on so bravely. Even if that was 'how' life was, it must have very difficult to be quite alone at such a time. I would have failed as an early settler wife!

      I voted for President Obama twice. I think he's a nice man, a smart man, a good husband and Daddy to his girls. But I was looking for an effective President - not a nice guy. Every day, I wake up and hope it's the day he'll take the bull by the horns.

      by brook on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 02:03:02 PM PDT

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