Posted 07-14-2004 at 18:10:43
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I don't post very often but I do read most of the posts. The post yesterday about the wringer washers brought back memories of staying with my grandparents back in the early 50's. We had electricity on our farm but my grandparents didn't have it yet.
They had an old wringer washer that was powered by a small gasoline moter. I can remember grandpa getting it started for grandma to do the wash. It was a lot of fun watching that thing run.
I also remember grandma heating the sad irons on the kitchen stove to do her ironing. They had a radio that grandpa would turn on at noon time to get the market reports from Kansas City. It was a big old console radio that ran on those big old dry cell batteries, so grandpa didn't turn it on except for the time he was in the house at noon. I remember when they finally did get electricity on the farm and converted their Aladdin lamps from kerosene, or coal oil as it was known then, to electricity. I still have one of these converted lamps. I also still have one of their kerosene lamps that they did not convert.
Thanks for taking me back down memory lane on this one.