An increasing number of aging boomers and seniors find themselves single because of divorce or the death of a beloved spouse. What’s more, the mere thought of dating can be terrifying. Despite today’s grandparents being vibrant, healthy, sexy, youthful, athletic, and hip, many harbor the notion that dating is for young people and that what goes with dating — flirting, for example — is a bit silly for anyone on the shady side of 40.Being able to kill, catch, or find your own food was considered an essential life skill no matter where one lived, especially during the Great Depression. Butchering In this age of the boneless, skinless chicken breast, it’s unusual to have to chop up a whole chicken at home, let alone a whole cow.Despite the availability of professionally butchered and packaged meats, knowing how to cut up a side of beef or butcher a rabbit from her husband’s hunting trip was an ordinary part of a housewife’s skill set in the early 20th century. After all, they were most likely the ones who would field dress any animals they killed. Bartering Before the era of shopping malls and convenience stores, it was more common to trade goods and services with neighbors and shop owners.
If your great-grandparents never lived in a rural area or lived off the land, their parents probably did.
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When my grandmother was my age, she wore sensible tie-up shoes, a hair net to hold her gray-haired bun, and modest (frumpy) dresses. Here are a few dating tips for newly single men and women of “a certain age”: Don’t cheat yourself out of love, fun, and an active social life by telling yourself you’re too old or too out-of-date.
Although many years from death, she was downright old.