I'm reading a biography of John Adams and his wife Abigail. At one point he was traveling to Philadelphia, and Abigail wrote him a letter begging him to find and send to her a packet of pins. Because of the war, they were in short supply. Wow. A packet of pins. What would she think if she could sit in my workroom with me? Pins. Sometimes when we buy a men's shirt, it comes folded and pinned, and probably most people throw away the pins. She would probably be appalled. She would possibly also be appalled because most people don't sew now.
Three hundred years from now...I wonder how things will have changed. What kinds of things will I find appalling? I guess I'll never know.
Perhaps it's better that way.