About a week ago, I was driving my car while she was in the back seat reading a book about Colonial times. Oftentimes, she loves to share what she reads with me, but I must admit, I sometimes glaze over. That didn't happen this time! I found what she was sharing with me to be really interesting. I learned some fascinating information about Colonial times.
For example, did you know that colonists could be sentenced to death for stealing a silver spoon? I don't know if this happened if they stole a tin spoon. But if the spoon was silver, they could die!
Also, kids worked on the family farms. School wasn't an option for many families. However, don't feel too sorry for the kids. According to my daughter, the two drinks everyone (including kids) consumed were beer and cider. I'm assuming the cider was the "hard" kind. My daughter said they even drank beer and cider at breakfast time. According to the book she was reading, the colonists considered water to be unhealthy to drink!
Sure, you risked death from committing little crimes and had to work really hard from a young age, but at least you were able to go through your day drunk, and it was socially acceptable!
Those were the days!