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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Visit to 19th Century America

This is my first post in March and I apologize for the delay. As we all have experienced, it is impossible to foresee what is in the 'wind' for any given day. Needless to say, the past week has been totally overwhelming. While performing edits (great feedback from my publisher!), I have delved into additional research. In doing so, today I encountered one of the most informative and concise videos portraying the events of the 19th century.

The 19th century is an era of technology, science, and invention that sends whispers of the past to us heartfully, mindfully, and spiritually from our ancestors. Think about your heritage and what it must have been like without the lightbulb (only candlelight), telephone (that of course, includes the cell phone), typewriter (only feather pens dipped in ink), carpet sweeper (way before the vacuum cleaner), phonographs (oh, dear, no IPods), moving pictures (only the kaleidoscope), packaged toilet paper (finally Sears catalog in the late 19th century), just to name a few.

Check it out...you won't be disappointed! In fact, you will probably learn a lot about America in the 1900s that is truly quite remarkable!

Take the visual tour by clicking The Decades of the 19th Century America: