What We Do When The Cable Goes Out Brown Brothers-LIFE 1908 Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 14 thoughts on “What We Do When The Cable Goes Out” Add yours Do you think the photographer told them to not look at each other, Kerbey, or nobody ever looked at each other as they went about their nightly business back then? So very interesting. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Surely the photographer told them just to concentrate on the task at hand. I would think the family talked among them selves. I mean homework,darning and the newspaper only took so much time. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’d guess you’re right-on, Benson. It it’d still be a guess. 🙂 LikeLiked by 2 people Yep. I just always think most folks talk as much as my family does. Maybe old timey guys were taciturn. LikeLiked by 1 person I think it was a cross-section then, just as now, but likely more toward taciturn because that was the general expectation. LikeLiked by 2 people That’s a good question. I figured Dad worked all day long and didn’t want to hear any incessant chatter, and just wanted to rock in the most comfortable chair. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Kerby,another beautiful picture. The clarity of the print is wonderful. If I was kicking around in 1908 I would be out doors as long as possible and if the family was actually as non verbal as the pic implies I am sure I would be the town rake. Visiting pool halls and taverns whenever possible. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply The town rake. Ha! I’d want to be at the tavern, but it would be improper, so I’d stay home, doing the wash by hand. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply What a proper turn of the century lady. If we were both there maybe I would escort you and give them something to talk about. Hey girl I really like your new hair. Nice and loose. LikeLiked by 1 person Thanks! LikeLiked by 1 person What a great pic — makes one reflect on the loss of family togetherness in this modern times. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How long has the cable been out? Long enough to grow a mustache as cool as the rocking chair guy’s? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply If it were out that long, I would have died of cardiac arrest! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Observation and Interpretation: Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.