This photo was the February, 1918 issue of Good Housekeeping. The caption beneath the picture says:
This very young old lady of ninety-five did all the work in her garden last year and then put up enough canned goods to supply herself, her grandsons, and her great-grandsons. She is already planning this year’s garden. Her recipe for long life and happiness is, “”Take good care of nature, and she will take good care of you.”
24 thoughts on ““Take Good Care of Nature, and She Will Take Good Care of You””
Love it! My dad was a gardener and made it to 91. He grew all his own vegetables and made gallons of tomato sauce.
It’s nice to hear that you liked this post. I also found this story interesting. Sounds like your father lived his life well.
There’s a lot of truth in that caption. Fresh air and a hoe in hand is good for all.🙂
I’m pleasantly surprised by how often I find wonderful nuggets of truth in hundred-year-old magazines and books.
So much for “eating local is a new thing”!
Eating local was the norm a hundred years ago. 🙂
Solid advice, then and now.
There are a lot of smart people – both then and now. 🙂
Good advice then and now 🙂 Happy New Year Sheryl 🙂
And, Happy New Year to you. I hope that you have a wonderful 2019.
I agree. 🙂
They are wise words–but I wish we followed them better. I don’t see us taking very good care of nature . . .
Sometimes I think that people were generally better both at taking care of themselves and taking care of nature a hundred years ago than what they are now – but then I think of all the exceptions to that statement and realize that there are a lot of good people both then and now.
Very nice. So true.
It’s nice to hear that you enjoyed this post.
She was a wise woman. Some of my ancestors were very long lived. They lived close to nature but they had no choice to do otherwise.
Living close to nature can be good for healthy living, even when life’s circumstances limit choices.
That is just an incredible story!
That is a good guide for us today! Our food was fresher too.
I agree – Healthy eating is important, both then and now.