Back To A Simpler Time

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A slice of Boomdee with a little Mozart on top?

Imagine it’s 1912, Привіт, друз (hello friends), is what your Ukrainian neighbours might have yelled from their horse-drawn carriage as they passed by your farm.   Many rural folk happily lived their whole lives within their tight-knit communities, never straying too far.  After all, it was such a long journey to get here from ‘the old country’.   Travel was a luxury found on the pages of magazines, not for an immigrant farmer with a family to feed. How things have changed in just 100 years.  Today we’ll travel together to The Ukrainian Cultural Village, located in north central Alberta. It’s a place to step back to a simpler time.

Please join me….

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15 responses »

  1. What fabulous photos. I really feel like I stepped back in time. I love the picture with the long bar and the light shining through. Very artistic. I also love the photo of you in the doorway wearing your favorite color. I hope you have a nice homecoming today. XX

    • Awwww, thank’s Alys. Good little trip, but yes I love being home too. The young girl working in the store was so funny, I asked her “how old is that cash register”? She said “my father bought it in 1910, so it’s only two years old”. They stay in character no matter what you ask about…that might be a fun job, I think I’d have a hard time not to laugh. You’d be a shoe in with your back ground. O and thank’s for noticing my shirt. It sort of has a Ukrainian vibe but of course Aqua blue…thank’s for the welcome, you’re the best!

      • Why thank you. That would be a lot of fun. Kinda of a more sophisticated version of a Disney character! Hee!

        I worked with a designer several years ago who worked as Snow White at Disneyland in the 1960s. They had a reunion a few years back of all the different Snow Whites from over the years.

      • I would imagine that’d be a loooonnng day, working as Snow White. I still love hearing the song she sings into the well, “I’m Wishing”…so clever with the echo being harmony. Lot’s of generations still enjoying their magic, Disney classics are still fun to watch.

  2. Simpler times could be hard times too but I’m sure that people valued the important things in life more. I love the photos – especially the old singer sewing machine (I have a rusty version) and the old stove!

    • Hi PJ, I used to have one too. But it required some repair and I really just enjoyed looking at it for a number of years. I finally sold it to a gal who seemed to have a plan for it. That stove is cute and practical. My Grandfather had a wooden stove on the farm with a large canopy, but it was just white. Your are so right, times could be very hard too, glad to get a rosier glimpse today. Thank you so much for your comment. 🙂

      • I keep meaning to renovate my sewing machine and learn how to pedal it. I can’t seem to operate my hands and feet at the same time!
        Isn’t it strange that we have so many labour saving devices today and yet seem to have not enough hours in the day! I meant to say how much I loved the clothes drying on the line too. Great post x

      • Those dresses on the line were so adorable and colorful in the sun, reminded me of the farm the most. I often wonder if we could manage without a lot of our daily luxuries. Good Luck with your Vintage Sewing machine, it does look tricky. Thanks again. 🙂

    • It is fun to imagine what kind of town my dad arrived in when he was a kid (if they went to town). I’d love to go back next summer, since there’s so much to see. Welcome home to you too! Looking forward to more stories from your trip.

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