Friday, April 14, 2006

Tuesday, April 14, 1925

Tuesday, April 14, 1925

Had to empty my yesterday’s wash water and scrub the kitchen so didn’t get a start on my ironing till noon. Had a whopper of a washing any way on account of all those extra rompers the cat made her bed of so I didn’t get near done. It seems the week follows just like Monday and that day was a fizzle.

(I wonder what it took to empty the wash water and what made it worthy of comment in Grandma's diary? Did she empty it every day, or did she 're-use' the water until it was too dirty to be useful in cleaning? That's frugality if she kept it and used it multiple days. Mom says she might have kept the rinse water to use the next day as wash water. They had running water, and also a cistern buried in the back yard, which Mom said they got water from to wash their hair. It had a heavy iron lid on it, and they lowered a bucket on a rope "just right" to have it come up with water in it.

And more ironing to do. Every day, some ironing to do! I'd say if someone scrubbed their kitchen and at least made some progress on ironing and laundry, that day isn't exactly a fizzle!)

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