I must confess that as much as I love reading about the past, I'm very fond of my creature comforts from the modern world. When there was all the talk of possible crises with Y2K, what did I stock up on most? Toilet paper ran a close second to the bottled water!
So what would I take back in time? I would either have to wear it (like good walking shoes) or it would have to fit into a tote bag (similar to the one shown at right). Here's my quick list for the tote bag items:
- Antibiotics (pills and ointment)
- Advil or Aleve
- Two extra pair clean underwear
- Bar of deodorant soap
- Roll on deodorant
- Bandaids (several different sizes)
- a packet of moist wipes
- travel size shampoo
- hair brush
- glasses so I can read and see up close
- sewing needle and threads
So there you have it. Now it's your turn. What would you take with you if I were sending you back to, say, 1535 England?
[Update, 8/4/08 4:33 pm: I originally said 1880 on the Oregon Trail, but that was a mistake of a tired brain. Oregon Trail was no longer in use and there were a few more conveniences by then, so I'm sending folks further back in time and to another continent.]
P.S. Three of my fellow blog writers shared photos of their pets last week, and Poppet has her nose out of joint because I didn't do the same. So here is a picture of Poppet in one of her rare quiet moments.