Most of the activities shown above probably seem quaint to most in 2004. Cheap imported clothing has reduced the cost of most articles of clothing, and few, if any, make their own clothes today. Has anyone served tea in this manner since they left high school? Only if they attended a woman's college in all likelihood. Cooking has made something of a come back from the days of the mid to late 1950s, when things like TV "dinners" all but decimated home cooking. Later, various social movements would create widespread contempt for anyone who spent time cooking. It's not clear what the status of "home ech" is in the schools in 2004.