After the debacle of my last job (which I will write about when the thought of it becomes less painful) I have been enjoying a period of rest and have resurrected my Etsy shop and also am trying their Pattern site. I have been really encouraged by my Etsy sales and am listing new items on a daily basis.
One of the items listed is this magazine from 1920 which is a wonderful piece of social history from the Flapper or Gatsby era. What seemed to be the worst war ever had just ended (WWII, "The War to End all Wars") The world was recovering from the Spanish flu epidemic, which killed nearly as many people as the actual war. Near to where I live there is an old churchyard and I remember seeing rows of tiny headstones, a whole family with children died in 1919, probably of Spanish flu.
The mood of 1920 was relentless cheerfulness, whatever you do, don't stop smiling and dancing. If you fall you will never get up.
The magazine demonstrates that whatever age you live in the concerns and problems are the same and people overcome things if they give it time. This has been a real lesson for me and has helped me through many troubled times.