Before We Were Born

Before we were born, before microwave ovens, before Feminism, before automatic washers and dryers and even before indoor plumbing, there were women who were new here; brave women who accompanied their husbands and families to a far away, unknown and rugged place.  I would like to believe that their hearts and minds were filled with…

My Favorite Kitchen Thing

I spent an amazing afternoon last Sunday at the Southworks Antique Mall in Cambridge On getting lost in the aisles and the untold stories of everything that I saw.  It’s overwhelming to me that I can walk in, wander around, and buy a piece of history; that is what antiques are, evidence of lives and…

Toilet Talk and the Sick Room

“…A home is a thing of many details, in themselves trivial, in the mass, of first importance.  The housekeeper or the maid (so far as the house is concerned) must live detail, think detail and breathe detail; for comfort comes as a result of attention to detail, detail and then more detail.” The Toronto Cook…