Some writer friends and I got together and thought it would be fun to do a progressive blog. We asked each other some questions and decided to share the answers on our blogs this week. My question?
If you could live in any time period in past or future what would it be and why?
Diana Lesire Brandmeyer. "I'd set my time machine to 1907 so I could learn about my grandmother as a child as well as learn family history.
Yvonne Blake. The culture and excitement of the 1800's has always appealed to me. I could easily live with lanterns and buggies and such. It was a time of change and hope and adventure.
Valerie Friesen Comer. I love NOW. I really do. I love that my family has provided a strong make-do heritage and that I learned to garden, preserve food, and cook from scratch. While I know how to cook over an open fire, I'm thankful for my gas range. While candles and lanterns are gentle light, I'm thankful for bulbs that provide good task lighting. While visiting with my neighbors (who happen to be my son and daughter-in-law) over the garden fence is wonderful, I love the internet and keeping in touch with many friends and distant family. Hmm. Maybe it's obvious why I prefer writing contemporary books but with strong rural characters!
Linda McQuinn Carlblom. Though I love all of the conveniences of today, I think I'd choose the 1800s. Though it requred a lot more work, it seems families were closer because of working together more. There was no electronics to distract people from each other. Faith was vital for most to survive. Neighbors were more neighborly. And the fashions were to die for!
Donna Winters. I'm answering this as a time-travel question because I don't want to stay in the past very long. I have no difficulty deciding the exact time and place I want to visit. The World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago. My friend and I even decided we would go there together on the Columbia (a Great Lakes steamer that brought many tourists to the exposition). I'd go on the Ferris Wheel and visit the Midway and see all the state exhibits.
Sharon Hoover. I'd love to go to the Renaissance time period ... about the 16th-17th century. Fascinating explorations and inventions! I'd like to take my air conditioner, though. Oh wait... no place to plug in. **sigh**
Patty Sargent Wysong. As much as I love the Pioneer days and early 1900s, I'd have to choose living in the future. Far enough into the future so that I could have a gizmo like Jane Jetson did in the cartoons I grew up watching. I hate cooking and it would be a dream come true to be able to push a button and have a meal roll out. And don't forget Rosie. I'd want a Rosie too even though cleaning is good think time for me.
Joanne Sher. That's HARD! Part of me wants to travel to the 1st century, if only to meet Jesus, John, Paul, Peter, etc., "face to face." But I could NEVER do all they had to (and it's not like i'd have much opportunity to speak with them, with the mores about men and women back then). Maybe just a BIT back? Like the 1950s? Families were more solid, I think. Or how about just staying here? I'm good here. :)
Janet Sketchley. The way the future's shaping up, I don't want to jump ahead. Don't want to go backward either, because I'm spoiled by our conveniences. Guess I'm stuck! Plenty of places/times I'd like to visit in the past, though.