Hello all! I'm new! I'm a single woman living alone with my dog and lately I've started to wonder what my life would have been like in the late 30's and early 40's. I've tried to do some research but haven't come up with much. I suppose lifestyle would have varied in different places and social classes but if you have some information (any place, any social class) I'd be interested. I guess single women often had roommates but some must have lived alone. At least if they had the money. Little details interest me. I work from home so would I have bothered to do my hair everyday? Or make up? Would I have cooked just for myself? I have a fairly modest salary so would I have decorated my home? Or decorated for the holidays? Would I have had a Christmas tree? Would I have cooked special foods for holidays in general? And going out. If no friends are available would I have gone to the cinema alone? Or out to eat? Would I have gone out at all at night? I wonder what things would have been "socially acceptable" and what wouldn't. Any insights?