Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The simpler life

Oh, how we look back on past times as "the simpler life" without all these darn rules and regulations that the bloated Federal government (illegally, mind you - Congress is authorized to pass law - not individual agencies) lays upon us.  Let's travel back to days gone by...

With a SEARS CATALOGUE! Yep, that old toilet paper stand-in, from 1934, when probably quite a few people still used outhouses out in the country.

You can page through it's glory here > http://www.lileks.com/30s/sears1934/index.html  I'm up past page 84.

This is a great sucker-up of your time however, as I preheated the oven, but forgot to put the cottage pie in the oven to bake for when hubby got home from work last night.  The commentary at the bottom of each page is pretty darn good too...especially on the mineral oil (not a laxative!) page.

Don't know if I've blogged about this before, but if I did, I apologize. This is just interesting, looking at the prices, the items offered, and a bit of history.


  1. Diane:
    Been missing your posts...and recipes...lol.

    I mentioned something at the end of my post today regarding the SAME stuff...how MUCH things have changed since we were young...
    It's AMAZING!

    We used to ahve them DELIVERED to the house when I was a kid...DELIVERED!!!
    The BEST catalog was the WISH BOOK...for Christmas.
    That started out as a part of that HUGE honking catalog.
    As I recall, they punlished a SUMMER and WINTER catalog.
    Then, they made specific smaller catalogs.

    You could buy a whole damn HOUSE from them a long time ago.

    Sure makes you long for the days of nickel candy, 25 cent bread loaves and fresh milk brought to your DOOR.

    Great post.

    Stay safe down there.

  2. Yes, that Sears catalog was quite interesting looking through it..and a great time-waster, as I spent most of a day going through 30's stuff - including cigarette adverts, and other stuff. it's still summer (hot) down here!