[Homestead] 100 years ago
mmcharry at gmail.com
Wed Dec 20 01:16:17 EST 2006
On 12/19/06, Lynda <lurine at softcom.net> wrote:
> I'd question the bathtubs thingy.
I wouldn't. A whole lot of people literally had a Saturday night bath
in a washtub -- a tin tub with water hauled in and water hauled out
and everybody washed in the same water with boiling water added from
time to time to keep it usable. In fact, 14 percent seems high if you
look at what was available. When my grandmother had a house built
about that time, the bath tub she had installed (which my parents
moved into their new house) was a grand luxury.
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