Lost Knowledge of Past Generations

What our grandparents knew ….. 

I came across this quote today. It struck me as so profound that it made me stop a good long moment to ponder on its meaning….  and consequences.

“Some readers might argue with the author in saying that people were better educated over  a century ago than they may be now in this age of space flight. Yet it is true that almost every farmer knew the stars and the complete routes and timetables of the sun and the moon.”

Eric Sloane – In DIARY OF AN EARLY AMERICAN BOY, a book based on the 1805 journal of 15 yr. old Noah Blake

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