Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Brief Reflection

While reading old newspapers, I am stunned not by how much things have changed, but actually how much they haven't. This little ditty comes from the June 1876 edition of the Albemarle Enterprise from Stanly County, North Carolina.

                                                                    1776 - 1876

                                                      Farmer at the Plow
                                                      Wife milking the Cow
                                                      Daughter spinning yarn
                                                      Boys thrashing in the barn
                                                      All happy to a charm.

                                                       The farmer gone to a show
                                                       His daughter at the piano
                                                       Madam gaily dressed in satin
                                                       All the boys learning Latin
                                                       With a mortgage on the farm. 

I wonder what they would have to say about 1976.......or better yet, Twenty Twelve?


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