My grandpa was born in 1917, died 2008. Always said, "I want some one to tell what is so great about the good old days. Forget that, these are the good days." He was referring to the 1960-90s.
He had many stories of how hard the work was with the horses, etc. No electricity, candles, ice boxes, etc. They lost the farm during the depression due to a fire, burnt all the out buildings. No insurance so they lost the farm. He still helped on my great grandpas farm with the AC WC and a 2 bottom plow on 80 acres that took forever to plow.
He was in amazement over my NH3930, it was the fanciest tractor in the world to him. With a telescoping 3 point, 4 wheel drive. To him there was nothing that tractor couldnt do.