Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Was it really like this?

In Grandma's Day

Grandmother, on a winter's day, milked the cows and fed them hay.
Slopped the hogs, saddled the mule, and got the children off to school.
Did some washing, mopped the floors, washed the windows and did more chores.
Cooked a dish of home-dried fruit, pressed her husband's Sunday suit.
Swept the parlour, made the beds, baked a dozen loaves of bread.
Split some firewood and lugged it in, enough to fill the kitchen bin.
Cleaned the lamps and put in oil; stewed some apples she thought might spoil.
Cooked a supper that was delicious, and afterwards washed up the dishes.
Fed the cat and sprinked the clothes, mended a basketful of hose.
Then opened the organ and began to play
"When you come to the end of a perfect day"!


Blogger Flossy said...

I love this verse! Sometimes I feel like my days are like this too :)

Tuesday, 09 May, 2006  
Blogger Gina E. said...

LOL, Flossy!

Wednesday, 10 May, 2006  
Blogger ms*robyn said...

gawd, just reading this makes me tired! back to bed for me!

Thursday, 11 May, 2006  
Blogger Brenda L. Minor said...

A beautiful poem and quite true. The woomen of that time period certainly earned respect from all of today's women. We may work hard....But not that hard. It certainly explains why they never smiled in their photos.... TY for sharing. I loved it.

Brenda M.

Saturday, 29 July, 2006  

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