I took a break from modernity and the wireless world to visit a historical settlement stepping back in time to eras from World War I and II. There were bakers, butchers, barbers, blacksmiths, brewers and other small business; some of which survived and operate today and some making a resurgence.
It was interesting and eye-opening to look at life during these times from modern eyes and understand what we gained and what we lost. Candy was penny, newspapers a nickel and gas was really cheap! I learned about lyceums; and they are called theatres now. A visit to a dentist shop must have been an experience; because I thought it was a carpenter’s tools at first glance.
My visit into the past improved my understanding of history be seeing it beyond books. It gives me more of an appreciation for the benefits and rights I have today. Now people are moving back to farm fresh and artisanal they way it was done before. The low prices of everything, and low gas prices, and strolling and socializing it must have been nice.