Wednesday, August 18, 2010

looking past

I remember when I was a little (5 or 6?) my g’ma lived in unincorporated scappoose ore. though the house was set up for electricity they didn’t have any yet, their house was off the grid for the most part, she would drag her hand work or the treadle out to the porch and sew there until the sun went down. they had cold water from the taps but drinking water came from the pump outside the kitchen door, and if you wanted a bath it was heated on the stove and carried to the tub!
I remember asking G’ma why she didn’t have electricity, her answer was because it was simpler not to. as I get older I understand what she meant more and more!


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