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    Jan, beautiful blocks!
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    Thank you, ladies, for the compliments. I really should take the paper off and press, trim, neaten them up before posting. I'm just so excited to be back on the trail. I did use border fabric (thank you, QNS).
    OKSewglad, that's funny about your mom not wearing slacks. My mother would have been 90 in October and the first time she wore pants was in the nursing home. She always wore "house dresses". I, on the other hand, don't own a dress LOL.
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    I am in my early 30s and were skirts the majority of the time...I find them more comfortable than jeans/pants I do wear pants/capris when exercising and when we're in the woods, but that's about it. I didn't even own jeans for about 10yrs, then we moved to our current property and the bugs were so bad I couldn't be in the woods without getting eaten up so bought a couple pairs.

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    JanRN, you are welcome and the rose border looks great. Please PM me your address again; I found a small piece of fabric I want to send to you to make you smile. Somehow, despite my best efforts, I lose PC members addresses that have been kind even to Pm me with them...so you all, please PM addresses to me again...who knows what might appear for the trail ride next...from QNS.

    I was so happy when I could wear "dress pants' to work and not have to wear nylons. And they called it the 'good olde days' gone by. Looking at your "rosie' group...have Quilt in a day book on the forties (born in '42). The war years that changed the way women were viewed, the years they joined the work force and have never quit...creating new horizons for women on the job site... women did not serve on the jury in Texas until 1954. It was after Roe vs. Wade that a woman could apply for a credit card in Texas...I could not in 1968-9 without dh signature even though I was the major wage maker. dh was in the Air Force in Alaska.

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    In the summer I wear sleeveless dressed that are mid shin length or ankle length. They breath better. Way too hot ta wear jeans! DH likes me in jeans & I like ta wear 'em in the winter. I'm 51.
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    We've come a long way baby! I have seen lots of changes of life as a farm woman from my mother's time to my DIL's. My mom rarely helped outside (I did very often in the barn and field), but we both took care of bookwork. My DIL AI's heifers and cows and was general contractor for the new calf barn she designed last year. Yes a long way!
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    A long way, and in someways, I think that we've lost something too. I've worked with young women that finally realized that their biological clock was running out and started their families in their mid to late thirties and then juggled their lives to be Mom, wife, and stay on the promotion track. Maybe life really wasn't that bad when Mom wore dresses and cobbler aprons. We've added a lot of stress to our lives. Don't mean to step on anyone's toes. I've been on both sides of the equation and for me personally, it was hard to keep a balance. BTW...shorts or jeans are my daily uniform and I know there is no going back. Just being reflective for a moment. I'm 68 for another month.

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    Thought provoking, Ggal. Nice discussion. I wonder if life is all about keeping in balance whether it was our pioneer foremothers, our mid century moms, ourselves or our 21st century daughters and GD's. Stress comes in many forms and from many sources. Life was very stressful for my mom who started her post WWII family when she was 30, washed diapers in a wringer washing machine and had to heat water before she could begin the laundry. Equally stressful it must have been for her immigrant mother struggling to live a life with a new language and limited family support. Through it all we survive and we are able to make many decisions women at the turn of the last century couldn't.
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    It was the brave and hardy pioneer woman who survived the struggle to exist and feed her family and work at the side of her husband...modern conveniences simplified housework. Now its a concrete jungle, four to ten lane highways instead of the blazed trails..

    Yes, we have lost to gain progress. People work to leave the mule and 5 acres behind only to seek it out in later years. More international now, job seekers, families seeking their 'comfort' zones is not limited to a country's border. The whole generation of families in one place in a lifetime is rare; average youth of today will move more than seven times and change careers from three to five times. Often it boils down to, are we happier or know when we hold it in our hands??? Is it advancement in the work force, money or family that brings in the happiness and gives us goals to work for?

    I think, as quilters, we find satisfaction in the quilts we create; watch for happiness in the eyes of the beholder as we 'gift' them. Or just pieces of fabric can bring smiles to our faces... seeing a quilt show, going on a FART trip...sharing our love of quilting with friends and family..and QB FW Pony Club.

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    WOW ... a lot of beautiful blocks that really hit the mark here!

    An interesting discussion you've been having ..... The times they are a changin'!!!
    And Change never stops, does it.

    While the simpler life seems so endearing, there was a lot of hardships.
    Then now, different hardships and stressors as
    OKSGlad mentioned.

    Which life was better?
    It's all about perspective .... though I think I'd much prefer the modern day conveniences that we have in our lives! (even with the negatives they bring to our lives!)
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