Weekend Thoughts

“If only I had some grease I could fix some kind of a light,” Ma considered. “We didn’t lack for a light when I was a girl, before this newfangled kerosene was ever heard of.”
“That’s so,” said Pa. “These times are too progressive. Everything has changed too fast. Railroads and telegraph and kerosene and coal stoves- they’re good things to have but the trouble is, folks get to depend on ’em.”
~from The Long Winter, by Laura Ingalls Wilder