The holidays always stir up memories from my past.
“The best time to plan a book is while doing the dishes.” ~ Agatha Christy
On All Things Fulfilling sometimes we jump from subject to subject. This is “Flashbacks Week.” So today is the first in a series of words and images that will stir your memories of an era gone by.
For many Americans, the 1950’s evokes images of domestic duties that have now gone by the wayside. Before the 1970s, “household domestics, ” were often hired to assist families with household tasks. This was more prevalent in homes south of the Mason-Dixon line. Baby boomers who remember “those days” will relate to my memoir and will have interest in this article. http://www.safemotherhood.org/domestic-work.html
When was the last time you saw a women spending part of her day doing the following:
- Polishing sterling silver
- Manually sprinkling clothes and rolling them before ironing
- Making school lunches and wrapping the food in waxed paper
- Setting out crystal salt and pepper dishes…
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