Locutus of Bored wrote:
I never see anyone leaving out fancy glass candy dishes full of ribbon candy, Werther's Originals, and after-dinner mints on their coffee tables for the grandkids to raid any more, which gives me a sad. That's like Grandma-ing 101.
My grandmother's version was those fruit-slice-shaped jelly candies.
Something else that I don't see many women doing any more is sewing. My grandmother made virtually all her own clothes and my mother's, while she was growing up. Then my mother made a lot of hers and some of mine, though she sewed less and less as good clothing became available at discount (like at Loehmann's for those of you who know what that is). But neither of them worked outside the home, so they had the time.