Originally Posted by christyc
Me too! That's cool to hear someone else say something I've said to my husband a thousand times! Today's "modern, independent tough" woman seems so incompetent and wimpy when compared to tough women who worked farms, raised many children, and built houses.
We ARE wimpy these days! It's amazing how much people used to know how to do decades & centuries past. We knew how to homestead, how to keep our families fed & cared for, now we mostly depend on corporations to do everything for us- grow our food, build our houses & transportation devices, fix our plumbing/roof/electrical, etc. problems, make all our clothes, FIX everything that breaks.... it's just amazing how little we know now. We don't know how to take care of ourselves. I would SO love to feel that my family could be self sufficient if it had to be, y'know? I read Carla Emery's encyclopedia of country living like some people probably read erotic fiction.
I LOVE it, I fantasize about doing the stuff in her book, I get so excited at the possibilities... lol.
Here's an awesome article that talks about how much men & women used to know, & how emasculated men have been forced to become & such. I love the article, I hope it isn't offensive to anyone.... http://www.newswithviews.com/Levant/nancy94.htm
. My favorite paragraphs are where she talks about how dumbed down we have become as men & women. I get angry & want my power back! I want the power to care for my family like women used to know how to do! I don't know how to do half the stuff she mentions!
Um, I'm kind of off on a tangent (again). This doesn't directly relate to large families I suppose. Or maybe it does... I don't know.
Thanks for letting me rant & rave here!