While perusing the internet, I found this interesting article from CNN that reveals a group known as “Timewarpians”: people who dress up and adopt the manners and morals of past ages into their every day life. Some reflect that this is a reaction to modern day stresses and problems.
While I can understand that we have our contemporary issues, there are just certain things that I could not do without (running water, television, the internet… how else would I have found this article?!). As a young independent woman in the 21st century, I got to thinking about times of old and how things might have been for women such as myself in different eras, because after all it wasn’t always university degrees and office jobs!
So, for your reading pleasure this week, here’s an excerpt from Katrina Srigley’s book, Breadwinning Daughters: Young Working Women in a Depression-Era City, 1929-1939, just released this month from University of Toronto Press.