Thursday, December 15, 2005

Things Don't Change Much

If you want proof that things don't really change all that much, and that human nature is pretty constant, try reading this column about articles in the Enid, Oklahoma, Daily Wave.

Commecialisation of Christmas?
The stores were crowded this afternoon. Plenty of Christmas goods were on display, and the busy buyers looked them over eagerly. The prospect for a fine Christmas trade could hardly be excelled.
Even the Commercial Appeal's new-look, people-centric style is very familiar:
Mrs. W.J. Hughes and daughter, Miss Elste Hughes, gave the second of a series of receptions in their home on West Broadway yesterday afternoon. About 50 guests were present and enjoyed a very pleasant event. After games and music, a delicious luncheon was served to the guests.
At the time this was written, Oklahoma wasn't even a state. This was the era of Teddy Roosevelt, silent pictures, Model-T Fords and horse-drawn carriages sharing streets, the Spanish-American War.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.

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