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Morpheus99
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PostPosted: 09/12/03 - 10:15    Post subject: Could you live in the past?
I've been watching those reality series on PBS where people:

either live in the year 1899. (1900 House)

three families experience life as it was on the American Frontier in the 1880s. (Frontier House)

So the question is this:

Based on your ideal of creature comforts within and around your home, do you think you pick a place in the past and say yep I can handle it with no problems?

If the answer is Yes where would the ideal period in time be?

I don't think I could do it, but know in extrems situations we can do almost anything.

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PostPosted: 09/12/03 - 10:19    Post subject:
I'd of made one hell of a pioneer. I could do without most of todays amenities and live just fine.
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PostPosted: 09/12/03 - 10:21    Post subject:
can i bring my computer and music?

(or does that mean i fail...)
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PostPosted: 09/12/03 - 10:24    Post subject:
Could i physically do it? I'm sure i'd adapt.
Do i really want to? Not so much.

So, maybe the 1950's or so, not much farther back than that.
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PostPosted: 09/12/03 - 10:26    Post subject:
I'm sure I could if push came to shove, but why would I want to? They don't call them modern conveniences for nothing. No A/C? No music or TV? No high tech runnign shoes? Cooking food over a fire you start yourself? Covered wagons? That sounds like torture.
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PostPosted: 09/12/03 - 10:27    Post subject:
Yes I would. I have done a lot of genealogy research on my family.

I would like to go back and be with My 2G Grandfather and family. They had a prominant working farm in Bristol Twp. WI (Kenosha) and it still beautifully stands today. He was a Civil War Vet and lived a good life. Died tragically though by being struck by a train. Our family line did ok and had good health in general. I would just like to go back and meet them. Then I could meet my grandfather as a boy too! He's my inspiration for many things.
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PostPosted: 09/12/03 - 11:14    Post subject:
Yeah I could. Probably the 1980s, or even ancient history like the 1970s Surprised
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PostPosted: 09/12/03 - 11:16    Post subject:
Yes, and I would RULE! Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: 09/12/03 - 11:16    Post subject:
Nope. I'd be giving up way more than amenities. I would be giving up the right to vote and own land. The ability to be a single woman without being mocked. The ability to go to college without a fight.


I think I am grateful I wasn't born any earlier than now. I am way too outspoken to have fit into society well.

If we're just talking amenities, I think I could survive.
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PostPosted: 09/12/03 - 11:19    Post subject:
I've seen one of those shows before. I think I'd like to live in the "Wild West" . That time has always intrigued me.
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PostPosted: 09/12/03 - 11:24    Post subject:
the 1940's or 50's for me
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PostPosted: 09/12/03 - 12:14    Post subject:
If I was to pick a time period, it would be sometime in the late 1800's. I would find it interesting to see exactly what went on in the everyday life of those people.

Even though I'd be giving up computers (and thus Riff-Raff), I imagine I could adapt to the new environment. I don't post much, but do I stop in several times a day to read the posts.
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PostPosted: 09/12/03 - 12:21    Post subject:
I've got no cell phone.. there I said it. I do live in the past.
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PostPosted: 09/12/03 - 12:28    Post subject:
I couldn't do it. As much as I like history....

I want it to stay history. I think we live in the best of times. Evah!
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PostPosted: 09/12/03 - 14:30    Post subject:
How 'bout 70 million years ago during the Cretaceous period? Life would definitely be more exciting with the dinosaurs...
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