Reader Charlie sent me the latest blog post from Ancestry.com entitled 11 Skills Your Great-Grandparents Had That You Don’t.
It starts by saying, "Our parents and grandparents may shake their heads every time we grab our smart phones to get turn-by-turn directions or calculate the tip. But when it comes to life skills, our great-grandparents have us all beat. Here are some skills our great-grandparents had 90 years ago that most of us don’t."
These skills were:
2. Hunting, fishing, foraging
6. Darning and mending
7. Corresponding by mail
8. Making lace
9. Lighting a fire without matches
10. Diapering with cloth
11. Writing with a fountain pen
Smart people, our great-grandparents.