â€œThe Lord is my shepherd. I lack nothingâ€¦â€ (Psalm 23:1)
How many blacksmiths do you know?
Have you ever met a cartwright? (Note to baby boomers: I donâ€™t mean Pa, Adam, Hoss, or Little Joe.)
Ever watched a glassblower? Conversed with a falconer? Longed to be a lamplighter?
Some professions no longer exist. If anyone enters â€œcartwrightâ€ on a 2015 IRS form, itâ€™s likely theyâ€™re joking or employed by Virginiaâ€™s Colonial Williamsburg. There, the bygone world of 18th century America is recreated for an adult entrance fee of $40.99. It wouldnâ€™t surprise me if Williamsburg had someone on the payroll skilled at constructing a wagon! Continue reading →