Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Introducing A New Feature: Practical Wisdom From Yesterday's Women

As time goes on, and new innovations are made daily, our society becomes more and more intelligent as a whole.  However, there is a lot of wisdom and skills that people today no longer possess simply because they've never had to!

I've often wondered how people lived without today's modern conveniences and how people got by on salaries that were so much less than they are today (of course, things costed much less back then, too).

Recently, while I was searching for some free Kindle book downloads to post on my other blog, I stumbled across some old homemaking books.  (And I do mean OLD!)  I suppose they would rightly fall under the category of Classics, which for they most part are always free for Kindle.

I downloaded several of these books, and since I have challenged myself to improve some of my "homemaking skills" (which are admittedly lacking!), I thought they would be a great resource for me.

Then I started thinking that I bet these ladies certainly knew how to save money!  That gave me the idea for this series.  I'm going to read through these books, at whatever slow pace I'm able to, and look for nuggets of wisdom that I can share.  I will link you to the book I'm reading in case you would like to follow along.  Or, you can simply glean from me the knowledge that I discover and deem worth sharing.

I'm going to be starting off my reading with The American Frugal Housewife, because I figure that is exactly what we are...now or in 1832.

When the opening pages contain the quote: ""Economy is a poor man's revenue; extravagance a rich man's ruin.", I think it's going to be a great read!

Stay tuned to follow along with what I'm learning.  You may wish to subscribe to Saving Myself Silly by email so you don't miss anything!

I'm still working out a blogging schedule for the new year, and will be posting this feature once a week.  I will let you know when I've decided on the best day, but it will likely stay on Tuesdays.


Simply Stacie January 4, 2012 at 9:52 AM  

Sounds like a great idea!

mmbear January 5, 2012 at 2:10 AM  

I love reading. It calms me and I can forget all about my own world when I let a book take me away, sorta like Calgon but with a book!!

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