Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A glimpse of the past

Out with my wife's relations on Saturday in the Black Country (the old coal-fired industrial area). One elder recalled that when they were poor, his mother would put the kettle on the stove on a Sunday, so the windows would steam up and the neighbours would think that they were cooking lunch.

1 comment:

Weekend Yachtsman said...

The power of peer pressure!

You might think it a good thing that the welfare state put a stop to such goings-on.

But you'd be wrong: look at what else got thrown out with that particular bath-water.