5.01.2012

Learning of the Past.


I have this deep love for learning about people of the past. It fascinates me to read stories set in the early 1900s, which is probably why I have fallen in love with Betty Smith as an author. Yesterday, Jordan and I went with his mother to visit an elderly woman. She told us that her own mother had passed away giving birth to her eleventh child. This woman was the fourth child in her family and only 9 years old when her mother passed away. I wanted so badly to have her tell us stories about her life and what is was like growing up in those circumstances.

I have always felt my fashion sense has been pulled from that era, but lately I am drawn by the life that existed then. Does anyone have any suggestions of books set in this time? I have read quite a few already, but I am hoping to soak up more of them. Does anyone else love this time as much as me?

10 comments:

  1. I find this stuff really interesting too.
    I love those pictures!
    I may try out some of these books...

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  2. I just read The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston which was a really beautifully written memoir of a Chinese-American women and her female relatives. I also loved The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, long title but awesome book.

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  3. Those pictures are amazing. I love hearing about the mid to late 1940's and WWII era history. So fascinating! Please share the books you read! I'd love to read more history stories.

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  4. If you love Jonathan Safran Foer, you'll love The Book Thief. It's so poetic and lovely and sad and set in Germany during WWII.

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  5. I keep my parents' old pictures in a case for spectacles. They are one of my biggest treasures.

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  6. I'm obsessed with that time period, too. I think I was born in the wrong century!

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  7. i love looking at old photos to see how things have changed, what they wore, and imagine what life was like back then. i also LOVE reading novels set in the early 1900's, or pre-cold war era in general. i think one of my current favorite books is mudbound; s good combination of old and southern fiction.

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  8. this is such a beautiful post. the photos (of the photos) are beautiful & simple.

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  9. The Forgotten Garden and Winter Wheat

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  10. The photos are so lovely!

    Callmesnakke

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