Not to far from where we live is the Elisha Winn House. Every year in October they have a country fair, they have homemade arts and crafts, jewelry, antique books, quilts, silk flowers and baked goods.
They sell funnel cakes and snow cones and coke-a-cola in iced glass bottles. They usually have local talent giving singing performances.
There are an assortment of local folks dressed in period costume in the various surrounding buildings which include a school house, a blacksmith shop and jail.
There are other people who give demonstrations of various artisan crafts such as weaving on a loom, woodworking and demonstrating blacksmithing and throwing of clay pots.
It made for a pleasant hour or so as we walked around and watched the various project underway.
The display on the inside of the house gives you a glimpse into what life must have been like before the world of modern convenience took control.
I stood and watched the woman carefully and methodically push her shuttle back and forth with each threading her tapestry would grow by an infinitesimal amount, yet she continued.
I complain when I can not find any bargains on the clearance rack at Kohl’s, what must it have been like to actually have to make the fabric before you could have a dress to wear, and then you would have to sew the dress by hand by the light of a lantern or fireplace. I’ll take the clearance rack any day!
It was a good day!