About: the 1940s House e3
They shouldn’t have got rid of those rabbits!
I hear in the sen part that the year is actually 2000 when this was filmed. Why did it take so long to get this on You Tube. I remember in 2001 or shortly thereafter, there was a similar experiment in British TV. In that case, the year was about 1910. Really excellent. The one thing the lay of the house would not comply with was when she needed a filling. Would not subject herself to 1910 standards. Why don't you put that on or is it available and I don't know about it.
I don't really see how this experiment was for the whole family if the husband got to leave for such a long time and not really deal with life back then like the women and children did. He is all talk. It seems his "desire" to live in 1940s is some romantic notion he has. Reading about it moves you but it's not the same as actually going through it. He should have been allowed to be there the entire time. Men did do dishes. Some cooked too.
My mum lived through the War as did my Dad although they didn't meet until after the war. I know my Mum in inner city Birmingham had a rough time and that their house was demolished one night courtesy of the Luftwaffe and all they had left were the clothes they stood up in when they went to the shelter. Dad was growing up in Norfolk so didnt have so much in the way of worries, he also grew up on a farm and food wasn't so scarce for the farmers
Sugar was stolen,....sorry imported from Jamaica along with Cotten/ spices dye / and the odd slave from our Colonies
They filmed them while they bathed??
When I was young I always asked my gran what it was like in the war years thinking it to be nostalgic and exciting but watching this I realised how hard and terrifying it must have been, being born in the 60s I can see how spoilt we are now and take to much for granted, my Dad told me he was given his first banana in the late 40s and started to eat it with the skin on as he had never had one he didn't know it had to be peeled first, I have such admiration for the generation that had to live like this and without them we would not be free but for their sacrifices
I have found this so enlightening. I love the 1940’s. I know it wasn’t all romance and fun. I am an American and I do sympathize with these women. So very much sympathize. Although I was born in 1961. I know what they went through. Hard times on a ranch or farm. Ranch in my case as a child. Although we had meat and we canned vegetables. We had it rough as well. Had to make clothes, shoes, and ect last. Had to watch our money. Had to watch our electricity. My parents put money we made into the ranch and feeding cattle, horses, pigs, and chickens. Also buying fuel for our farm equipment. Seed for hay and ect to feed the animals. Plus buying seed or plants for vegetables. Plus the seed potatoes to plant. When we got older. I baby, dig sat, trained horses fir others when we broke them, and other things to help make money. Going to a movie was a luxury. Huge luxury.
I moved to Texas in 1989. Got a job there after I graduated from culinary school. Met my husband. He couldn’t understand why I never saw hardly any movies from 1979-1989. Told him. He was a professional but a cowboy at heart. His grandfather had a ranch. He inherited it from his grandfather. We have made a success of the ranch.
My husband and I decided when he inherited the ranch. To make it an organic ranch. We had taken a vacation before we had our first son. We saw in the early 1990’s how these farms were going in Europe. We asked lists and list if questions and wrote everything down about it. We both took it to heart. I knew the worries my parents went through in West Virginia. The state I was raised in. Making ends meet. Sinking money for feed, hay, seed, and ect. It took 5 years before we broke even because it took that long to really get things going. My husband quit his great paying job. Invested very well. So we had money. I watched our pennies and dollars. Did what my family did. Make things last. The cattle we had. Over 5,000’head sold really good at market. Our farm really supplies now a lot of organic beef, pork, and chickens in the United States.
I know what these ladies went through.
Christ! What did these women do when they had their periods?? That's the most miserable experience for most women; I know it was for me!
So I know that WAAC stood for "Womens Army Acosiation Corps" and was active in the US during WW2, beeing female troops.
Now im not sure but I think WAC is a later version that isnt temporary but even intended for use even after WW2. Anyone can verify this?
Nothing has changed. The poor and middle class take a screwing and the rich make their fortunes through war. lol
Lynn actually looks great out on her bike in her 1940s town clothing.
It was the husbands idea and he wasn't even in most of the show!
Margarite Batton is lovely. I could have sat and chatted for hours with her. 🌸
"Leaver her child before breakfast and collect IT" XD
As a child born in 1940 I grew up no knowing this was unusual way of life. My mother worked in a factory, my dad was in the Army and a great aunt was the stay at home housekeeper for 3 girls and two women, family of 5. We had a outhouse, no electricity, no indoor plumbing, and cooked on a wood stove.
How did that shelter offer any protection?
Love this, wish they'd do the same for other periods
Superb doc & great experience for the family!
Have more babies, with the expected volun-told workload?
Greeeeeaaaat more mouths to feed. I wonder if the doctors offered their 'services' for the wives who didn't have husbands available?