Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Saturday, January 15, 1927

Saturday, January 15, 1927
Cold and clear

Never got the frost off of the windows all day although it did get warmer in the afternoon. The double on the corner caught fire from burning rags around water pipes to thaw them. Dick took his own route today and Gilbert sat up over the register. I went down to the office for a new batch of medicine.

(Aunt Marjorie wrote, "We never had storm windows until I was probably half grown. The windows were frequently frosted over in winter. There were often three or four of us standing over the one big register in the bathroom, and the large one (about a yard square) between the living room and the dining room. The warm air went up the stairway and warmed the upstairs hall. In winter we kept the upstairs bedroom doors closed except Saturday when we changed the beds and cleaned the rooms. How I loved springtime!)

"Down to the office" meant a trip to Grandma's father's office.

1 comment:

  1. I have memories of all of us sitting around the big register to warm up. Of course, our feet would melt while our backs froze. Like sitting in front of a fireplace.