Monday, July 7, 2008

1930s

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As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Superior

Take the test!




This cracked me up, I saw it on someone else's blog and thought I'd try it. The person whose blog I saw it on (someone I don't know) rated "superior" , I didn't expect to even be that good. It is especially funny because the question about "hose" being crooked had me confused and I thought it meant garden hose (I don't own pantyhose--and still I'm doing pretty well). I found this at an appropriate time though because Mike and I just read a great article yesterday about how people who grew up in the 30's during the great depression were thrifty (cutting the mold off of cheese for example instead of throwing the whole thing away), and appreciated people over things, and how the current recession might help our country get back to what is really important with less focus on "stuff". The article, too, came at a fitting time because I was just saying the same sort of thing on the night of the 4th because after watching the fireworks I drove some of the kids'friends home and was impressed at the sense of community I saw in our local neighborhoods with tons of families sitting out in their driveways shooting off fireworks and visiting with each other. I know not too many people are thrilled to be paying $4 a gallon for gas, but I can't help but think of the positive side of things, and if it all brings people closer together, it is worth it. Another thing about this 30's housewife thing is about 15 years ago I don't think I'd have seen the value of being a "very superior" 1930s housewife, but I know better now! Time to go put some food on the table for my family!

2 comments:

ann marie said...

I took it and scored superior. It was a pretty funny quiz. I just took the girls to see the new Kit movie and it takes place during the Depression so I was just thinking the same thing as you in regards to getting back to what matters. My nana was raising a family during the 30's and 40's and I always loved listening to her stories about the things they did to help each other out and all of the ways they skimped to save money. Good lessons for this day.

Steph said...

Me too! I was a 103 but was not expecting that.
Some of those questions were a hoot!

I just wanted to say that hearing that musical open brought tears to my eyes. I honestly think that music should be stricken from the blog-o-sphere. IT is SO distracting when trying to read but hearing that music brought back SO many memories. Thank you!
Costumes look great. You must be excited.