Where does our time go?

@Kowgirl (3492)
United States
December 31, 2007 2:55pm CST
I can remember when we didn't have all the time saving devices we have now and people seem to have had more time to do things than we do now. How did these women do so much with so little time? Why can't we use our time in as much of a productive way as they did? I watched my grandmother wash clothes outside in a big black pot(boiled the whites) Hang them on a line to dry, then sprinkle them down to iron, them Cook a full meal on a wood burning stove after getting the fire started. Then do all the ironing. Even the napkins and table clothes got starched and ironed. Mend clothes and darn socks. Tend to a garden... then gather up the vegetables and Can them for the winter. and still they had time for friends. They would sit on the big porch in those white rocking chairs and rock while they talked about the weather (or gossiped about the neighbors) Now here we are with all the time saving devices and we don't have time to enjoy life at all. We are always pressed for time. Busy, busy, busy but never getting enough done. Now I know why we don't see many homes with a big porch with rocking chairs on them anymore. We don't have TIME to sit in them. Where does our time go?
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
31 Dec 07
I think the sad truth is women have to work to help support the family and I know after 8 hours at work the last thing I want to do is boil clothes in a pot. Some days I curse the women who fought for equal rights! Other days I am glad we have equal rights and no longer have to do all the housework and cooking.
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@Kowgirl (3492)
• United States
31 Dec 07
My grandmother did work part time in a cotton factory and she still had more time for her family and friends than we do now. I think it's the TV and computer that take up most of our time. We just don't want to admit it!
@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
31 Dec 07
This is so right. I can agree with everything you said here. I lived through the 50's and that's the way it was back then. Now with running water, power, modern vehicles and even after the kids move out time always runs short. This darn computer is taking far too much of my time!!!hehehe. No seriously You Are So Right. Happy New Year.