Monday, November 13, 2006

Friday, November 13, 1925

Friday, November 13, 1925

Cleaned windows and swept the ceilings, etc. till noon then Marjorie fretted the rest of the day and I didn’t get half done what I wanted to. Her bowels are so sluggish.

(When baby’s fuss, nothing else gets done. It’s a universal, ageless truth, I guess.

Seems funny to think about someone sweeping their ceilings. Marjorie wrote me that she can remember the long-handled brush that Grandma used to get cobwebs off the ceiling. It was only used for that purpose.

And, I thought that Mrs. Little, who came to stay with them to help during the 1st few weeks after Marjorie was born, cleaned all the windows before she left? I believe my mom when she says that the soot from all the coal furnaces got on everything, including the windows. I don’t want to even say when I last washed windows at my house!)

1 comment:

  1. Not only did the inside of the house get dirty from coal soot, but the outside did too. It was in the air because everyone used coal. I remember that I was about 12 years old when I realized that a tree trunk doesn't naturally leave an oily residue if you lean on it because the country trees didn't do that. Can't you just imagine what it did to every one's lungs?