My Daddy once said, “You know you are getting older when the younger generation comes to you with questions.” Youngers, as he would call them, were always coming to him with questions or for advice.
He was, of course, referring to “how to” questions. It could be anything from “how to” plant potatoes under the right signs to “how to” churn milk to make butter.
If you would like to learn some of this hard earned wisdom that our forefathers lived by be sure at check out the book, “How to Build a Fire’ by Erin Bried. Chapter headings include, pioneering, fixing, leading, prospering, thriving, bonding, playing, dressing, loving, cooking and hosting. Just a few examples of information included are :
- how to catch a fish
- how to change a flat tire
- how to control your temper
- how to hold a newborn
- how to smoke a pipe
- how to season a cast iron skillet
- how to make a friendly wager
- how to split firewood
- how to assemble a good tool kit
This book is a gem! I have thoroughly enjoyed reading it.