So in the Word

Long before the age of mass communication and home entertainment (which began withe the invention of the phonograph in 1877) was a time when isolating yourself in your home truly meant isolating yourself from the world.  This was a time when your community was your world.  All you would know of the world, your country, your state and the area around you came from your community.  The world was very large.  Life was slow paced.  This was a time when taking good care of yourself ensured your main means of transportation was also being taken care of, that being your feet.  Longer distances were traveled on the back of your horse, which you kept in your back yard, if you were lucky enough to have one, a livery stable if you did not.  (livery stables were also places you could lease a horse if you did not want to own…

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