Saturday Nights In The Wash Tub

Baths for the week took place in the kitchen where everything was cooked and where the heat was retained in the winter and held there until the spring windows could be thrown open. The old women were allowed to wash the children, especially the boys, from head to foot until we were fourteen or eighteen when touch could radically raise the suspicion of manhood. We never incurred sweat on our bodies until then, or after we had begun to work … Continue reading Saturday Nights In The Wash Tub