Do you ever feel nostalgic for a time in which you never lived? Me too!
Did you know there’s a name for it?
Anemoia is a word coined by The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, which means: nostalgia for a time you’ve never known.anemoia.net
So that makes us Anemoiacs (I presume).
I feel especially nostalgic for the turn of the last century so I try to find ways to bring that era to life in my own little ways. Every room in my house and even the way we are striving to live a modern homesteader lifestyle pays homage to that time.
Deep down I long for a simpler life, I suppose. Well simpler in some ways and much harder in others, right?
They definitely didn’t have fancy home latte machines back then…
But I could have made do!
They had to use hand pumps to actually get their water from the ground to the surface rather than using them for lawn decor…
But I’m sure I’d have gotten the hang of it. My arms would have been super strong as a bonus!
Back then you didn’t have the luxury of running to the grocery store for your meat and eggs and caramel crunch ice cream. You ate what you raised, or did without, which is what I have to do anyway thanks to my wonky mast cells…
Of course they didn’t have the ability to order chicken feed online and have it delivered with free 3 day shipping, but I’m sure they didn’t mind and I wouldn’t have either since I’d have no idea what internet was or that it would come in so handy in the future!
They definitely didn’t have electric lights, or if they did, they were few and far between still…
Again, I’d have fit right in as I love my oil lamps and candles. Of course I’m prone to accidents so I’d probably have set the place on fire a few times, but I’d have survived.
Oh, who am I kidding? If I had been born back then I’d have probably never made it past childhood but it is fun to day dream about life in the “good old days”. 🙂