The poor peasant aunt had brought her to the village to offer her as a servant to a generous family, because she could not afford to feed the child in her extreme poverty. The compassionate Garcia family decided to take over the orphan. They took her home, fed her, and made her go to
As a child, I was curious about all kinds of matters such as cooking, baking, doing the dishes and sewing. There was no way for my mother to let me in the kitchen or allow me to do any minor task. “In order to understand we need to know. In order to know, we need to experience and, in order to experience, we need to have opportunity” (Robinson). I experienced this pleasure of having an opportunity only at my great grandmother’s house, of course under her very meticulous supervision.
Many slaves were able to cultivate their own gardens, but only if they were allowed by their master. Although slave marriages were forbidden, slaves did marry and had large families. Most slave owners were not opposing to this practice, but also, it was not a problem to divide the families for the owners’ own interest. Slaves worked hard, especially slave women, who had to work on the fields, but also to handle cooking, cleaning and child raising. Pregnant women, children, and the elderly were forced to work hard in the fields for more than ten hours per day.
Little I knew what the future would hold for me… The reason for me to share this information is to explain that my circumstances are not the average of a person of my age and capacity. in most of the cases, for an immigrant everything takes longer to achieve and harder to obtain. I am currently making a living as a babysitter and housekeeper (when in need of a fancier title I like to call it "Household Assistant"). My role within the house is to assist the mother in the running of the house as well as raising the children and everything that it is entailed. I organize the children 's activities after school, playdates, birthday parties, pick-ups and drop-offs, teacher conferences and everything of that nature.
Ready-to-cook foods became widely available. New kitchen tools and appliances introduced, such as refrigerators and gas stoves so more types of food could be purchased and stored. Example of processed foods are: Babyruth candy bar, Reese's peanut buttercups, popsicles. 1930- Great Depression Looming Families had to get by with less, budget friendly and stretchy. Adding more beans and vegetables and lessen the proteins.
Their mothers trained them in tending the hearth, cooking, cleaning, and making clothes for their future family. The girls could read and write, but were almost never educated to the same standard as their male counterparts. In Russia, they based the children's surnames on the father’s first name. For instance, Ivan IV’s son’s surnames were all Ivanovich, and his daughters’
Mary Matossian in her work the Peasant Way of Life (1968) illustrates in great detail how the peasants lived, dressed, ate, etc. The society she describes is the one in the 19th century, before the emancipation of the serfs. This source provides details about the culture of the serfs and to what point it evolved before the emancipation. According to Matossian, this social class lived in Izbas (huts), worked on land and were tied to it. At the same time, the serfs had economic hardships: they had to produce minimum food for their consumption, next year’s crop, livestock’s feed.
Does she remind you of yourself? maybe the question about how you find Okonkwo as a husband would be better? Ojiugo: Of course she does… When I was that young girl, who was walking around the farm and enjoying her day by helping my mom in cooking process, I have never thought that one day I will be like her. Her day contained only two activities: cooking and taking care of us children. And now I’m absolutely the same person, who cooks and takes care of my children, who remind me of that young girl who once was just like
As for me, I never buy food and shopping is not my favourite activity. But If I have to, I like shopping online, because sometimes you can buy something for a cheaper price if you order it from abroad. The selection is always bigger in an online store. Sharing the housework is never easy, but in my family everybody has to do something and everybody is responsible for his own room. I have to admit that most of the housework is done by my mother in our family, but I try to help her.
Around this time most households in the countryside were self sufficient. A housewife made sure everything was done that needed to be done. Duties as a housewife on a farm include baking, making candles and soap, feeding farm animals, and cleaning the house. Some upper class women were in fact, highly educated. Elizibeth I was well educated and she liked reading.