Friday, March 10, 2006

Tuesday, March 10, 1925

Tuesday, March 10, 1925

I got my washing out doors today. It was warm and sunny and windy till 4 o’clock. Then it got dark, rained, hailed, lightened and we had quite a storm until after 6. Dale had gone out on the paper route with Marvin and I hardly knew what he would do. They were not scared though and stopped on a porch during the worst of the hail. Dick went out in it to get meat for supper.

(Remember, according to what I can figure out Dale is about 7 or at most 8 years old and yet has a paper route. I guess he had enough sense at that age to get out of the rain (and hail!) Dick is 6 or at most 7 years old and Ruth has sent him to the store to get some meat for supper, in the rain!

A common concern today is that kids grow up fast these days. What about in 1925? I don't know many 6 or 7 or 8 year olds today who have paper routes (or help with one if maybe the route belongs to Marvin) or are capable of going to the store to buy meat for supper, but I guess that was common in 1925.)

1 comment:

  1. I think there is a difference between being mature and responsible and growing up too fast. I think today's kids aren't necessarily mature or responsible, but they know things they have no business knowing.