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“Bubbe Dvoshe?!” My mother smiled and nodded. “Yup, Bubbe Dvoshe. Well, she’s not really our grandmother, but she’s related to us.”
What was life like 200 years ago, before school buses drove children to school, and before electrical appliances filled our homes? Let’s take a step — make that many steps — back, and find out.
Ready? Imagine a world before telephones … faxes … computers. Forget about instant communication; people made do with handwritten letters, which took weeks or months to arrive.