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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 55
12-16-2008, 10:27 AM
Originally Posted by KO_Gilligan View Post
Just last week my daughter submitted her report on 18th century colonial living. Turns out they passed laws requiring children to know how to spin, and a girl, by the time she was 8 would knit the whole family's socks, do the mending, make the soap, make the candles, and possibly even whip up herbal medicines if they were needed
Wait, I can knit, sew a little, I know how to make soap, I've made candles, peppermint is good for an upset stomach ...

I'm an eight-year-old from the 18th century!!