Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Wistful Wednesday: 1956
This photo was taken in 1956. It is of my Mother and her sister, my Aunt Marion. My Mom is standing next to the old stove in the kitchen in the old farmhouse. My Aunt has a fancy shiny satin dress on and she is smoking a cigarette, everyone smoked back then..it was normal.
It is a gas stove, with a old enamel coffee pot and a enamel pot that just held hot water, it has a pouring spout..but we never called it a teapot..it was just a hot water pot or a kettle. Everyone had one on their stoves. If you looked inside you could see the lime scale that built up on its interior. Sometimes bits and pieces of it would sheet off into the water. Especially if the kettle was boiling for a long time..
The dinette set was grey which was a simulated marble swirly color, there were four chairs. Far Guy and I still have the old grey metal table, it is in my garage. We got it from my parents old resort, the new owners had hauled it to the dump in Osage, we were right behind them and picked it up..not knowing that it was my parents old table until my Mother said “We used to have one just like it.”
There are two crochet potholders on the wall, and two hot plate crochet things..the old –slip- something- fancy- over- a piece- of- cardboard –covered –in- foil. There is also an old metal match holder high on the wall, handy for the cook to grab a wooden match to light the gas burners or the oven.
The walls were rough, on the bottom part of the wall was a beadboard panel. I used this same type of panel in our bathroom upstairs..not quite the same as using it in a kitchen..but it is reminiscent of my childhood:)
Far Guy is much better today, he will resume his normal activities…thank you everyone for your kind comments and prayers, we both appreciate them:)