Food, water and warmth will get one through the winter. The early settlers knew this and they lived by the motto. They did not have the luxury to waste their time chasing after unnecessary pastimes.
The Shaker movement grew out of this approach to life...only the necessities. This lifestyle served them well. Many "old wives tales" come from these types of cultures. Some of the tales are outlandish by today's standards but many of them are based on real life solutions that manifested themselves during that period. We often find that a "remedy" we use has roots back to an old wives tale.
1132 - Small Fry - *Small Fry* It is all small stuff— At work, at home and at ease. Everyday stuff. . --- © J Cosmo Newbery 2017 ---
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