17 Feb – Martha Marie Wright Tennant – Five Year Diary

17 Feb

 

1942 Dad worked we went Down to Eddies they have no car & no job. Bob Drove again Today

1943 I sprinkled my clothes but Didn’t iron. Bud Boils are sure sore. The were Both tired this morning

1944 No entry

1945 No entry

1946 No entry

 Grandma talks about sprinkling her clothes in her 1943 entry. In those days, they sprinkled the clothes and wrapped them up tightly so the moisture would evenly penetrate the cloth. Then when they ironed, the job was much easier. You just needed to wait a few hours or overnight at most. Many is the woman who forgot her clothes and remembered them only in time to find them mildewed.

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