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Monday, February 20, 2017
Could You Live in the Old West?
I’ve been very busy writing - so today, my post will be short and won’t have much in the way of fun facts or research. But, it’s something I think will be fun, and I’d love if you could comment below and let me know your thoughts!
The newest series I’m writing, along with 3 other authors, is a western time travel series. The concept is that of 2 women - one in the past, and one now - who are connected in some way, and find themselves responsible for sending people to the times where their true heart match lives.
It has been so much fun, and it’s really made me have to do some thinking!
We hear about the things from history, the stories and the way the people lived - but can you imagine it you were suddenly thrown back in time, how you would truly be able to cope and understand it all? Or, imagine you were sitting outside one day and a pioneer from the 1800’s popped up beside you…how would you explain everything to them?
I’ve always said how I would love to have lived back then, in a time where family was most important, Sunday’s were spent with family, money was important only to survive, and not so much about having the biggest and the best of everything.
But, then I think of the things I’d miss. I don’t know if I could handle traveling to town in a wagon when the weather is -30 Celsius. And, not being able to order a pizza when I don’t feel like cooking. Not to mention - wearing dresses all the time, and the huge amounts of undergarments, even in the heat of summer.
Of course, the whole medical issues would be a concern too! I am grateful to be living in a time that medicine has grown tremendously from back then.
But - can you imagine someone coming to this time? Where would you even begin to explain life to them?
Cars, airplanes, debit cards, credit cards, clothing choices, all of the material “stuff” that everyone needs to have, take-out food…it would be unbelievable to them.
So, what do you think? Could you go back in time and live, if the person you loved was there? Or, would the sacrifices of your lifestyle here be too much? I'd love to here your thoughts below!
For me, I think I could do it - on one condition. My whole family would have to come with me :)
Kay P. Dawson is the author of western romance, and her current release is a sweet western time travel. (Most of the story takes place in the old west, where the hero has to decide if the love he has found is worth staying for.)
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