close this bookA golden childhood on the late 1920's
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Family Life

Mentions how mother sewed everything,

"Gym dresses and everything... and the white blouse"

Talks about how the `ex-babies' helped bring up the younger ones. Lists Saturdays chores - feeding the fowls, cleaning shoes, cleaning the silver. Remembers Mother playing piano at night to them. Describes how the church played a big part in their life.

"The church was the centre...wore our best clothes"

Describes clothing, home clothes,

"We weren't allowed to wear shorts or trousers ...but Dad wasn't very pleased

with his girls with trousers"