I'm a pretty old-fashioned girl. Not completely...as I do have an independent streak a mile wide! But there are some things I do that are a throwback to another time.
I enjoy needlework. I crochet, cross-stitch, needlepoint, hook rugs, and make jewelry. I enjoy giving something to a friend that I've made with my own two hands. On a quiet evening at home, sitting with a project brings me contentment.
I still sometimes wear an apron while cooking. It makes me feel feminine. And admittedly, I am not the neatest cook!! There was a reason aprons were invented and I'm pretty sure I'm one of them! An apron is a must for me if I'm wearing anything nicer than housecleaning clothes!
I pretty much adhere to the standard division of labor. He takes care of the outside, I take care of the inside. That varies, of course, depending on the specific task but I've found it usually works pretty well. Why mess with something that's worked for generations?
I believe children should address adults with Sir and Ma'am. I address my elders this way. I also use the term of respect for any military personnel and any store clerk etc. that I interact with. You can't lose when you start out being respectful.
I will let a man hold the door for me or open the car door for me. I still believe in chivalry. Of all of these, this may be the fastest dying tradition. That is sad. I remember quite a few times when my boys were young when I stood outside a store door waiting until they remembered to come back and hold the door for me. The lesson took!!
What do you still do that you think is a lost or dying art or tradition? What would you like to learn to do?
And those are my random thoughts this morning...