Beech Hill is in the path of totality

We are in the path of totality for the west coast and where we came from Beech Hill South Carolina we are in the path of totality there as well. That is incredible to me.

We will be having a Totality party with our neighbors on the Hill. Lots of people camping in the fields. We are hunkering down from Wednesday on. Food, gas and cash is advised by our local authorities. Most of all, stay home. It is amazing what is going on for 2 minutes 40 plus seconds. None the less we are in the path and taking the day off!

 

Happy Solar Eclipse

In the Beginning

Where to start, back to the Bronze age? Roman times or how about the United States of America? I am going to start in the United States of America.

We were an agrarian society. Our homes, ranches, farms were manufacturing plants. Creating the textiles, food, timber, iron, pots and pans, wooden bowls, the list goes on what was created by bare hands and a few tools. We manufactured and serviced (laundry, cooking, cleaning house) the entire home. Our great grandmothers job was endless. Getting up before everyone else to get the hot water going for the day (keeper of the flame) Having the meal ready when everyone got up. The job was overwhelming. By 1840 Catharine Beecher was writing “Treatise on Domestic economy” 1841.

She later wrote “The American Woman’s Home” 1869. She wrote this book with her sister Harriet Beecher Stowe. Guiding women to be effcient in their homes to free themselves of the burden of housework.

My next blog, I will go into more detail about the book the two sisters wrote.

 

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