How Would You Make A Living Back In the 1800's?

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by Sammie, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Sammie

    Sammie Well-Known Member

    I'd have been one of the first female hired guns.
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Blacksmith ... same as Sat.
  3. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    I would have owned and operated a saloon that I purchased with my tips and wages as a dancing girl, hostess and bartender.
  4. bigbrownhen

    bigbrownhen New Member

    Pioneer wife. I grew up on a farm, still have a few cows, but miss the old life sometimes. Nothing like spring on a farm with all the new babies and green grass.
  5. wrecker

    wrecker Member

    I would go out of my mind without tv and the internet. And indoor plumbing.
  6. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    I would be a baker. I practically was raised in a bakery. My grandparents owned one. My first job was bagging corn muffins for $2.50/ week. I was 5 yrs old then and wasn't worked too hard.
  7. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    I would first try to be a gigolo.
    If that did not pan out, I would be a blacksmith.
    Funny how the 1800's and the 2000's ain't so different.
  8. Sammie

    Sammie Well-Known Member

  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    So, you would have been a blacksmith!
  10. negrosangre

    negrosangre New Member

    I would have started a courier service, to compete with the pony express and painted my horses green, so the company would be recognizable. If that didn't work, I would have been a pony express rider.
  11. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    I think I would have made a good hunter/trapper mountain man.

    I would have set up my traps so I could do the route making only right hand turns with my horse.
  12. OldUPSDriver

    OldUPSDriver New Member

    I would have been the "Al Gore" of the 1800's and invented the "Indian Internet" using smoke signals using the binary numerical system converted to smoke.
  13. Tater's Dad

    Tater's Dad New Member

    Ahh... the 1800 reminds me of my grandparents camp - no indoor plumbing, no running water and no electricity - it is wonderful in the summer!

    But if I had to choose a living, it would be a cabinet maker - we have a long family tradition going back atleast that far.
  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I would've run the soup kitchen and made the best soup ever !!!! It would have little meatballs in it like Italian wedding soup does. Yummy !!
  15. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    I'd set up shop next door to Moreluck. My specialty? Lasagna! The pan on the left is made with hard boiled egg in the layers. Garfield, eat your heart out![​IMG]
  16. Sammie

    Sammie Well-Known Member

    You started working at the age of five....You'll be making some
    good social security $$!
  17. Sammie

    Sammie Well-Known Member

    Your lasagna looks very wonderful but hard boiled eggs?
    Must be an Eastern touch...???...
  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I had heard, and seen some recipes where folks put hard boiled eggs in the lasagna, but never tried it. It's probably a certain region of Italy does this and others don't.
  19. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    No Italian blood in me. I come from a long line of Polocks that came from the land of Leonardo DaVinski - Poland.
  20. Sammie

    Sammie Well-Known Member

    Maybe the recipe came from that Sicilian or Neapolitan
    girlfriend from who knows when...