The Saturday Tradition: Bathing Day

Saturday. The day that held so much excitement! The week was over! Work was always there but it was Saturday! And we knew what that meant! The weekly bath!! Water was in short supply. So the youngest went first while the water was still warm.  First in line was Peita, then Henry, Abe, Marie, Liesbet, Ejtmon, Ronnie, Gjreita, Artie, Johnny and finally Leina and Hein,………on one filling of water. Eeew?! Ok, it’s just the way things were and it had no ill effects on growing up!  Friejoah, heating 7-10 gallons on a cook stove would have taken a long time!! Hence why I think the 1 fill per 10 kids and 2 adults. Oh how easy we have it now! And we get to have our own bath water ! 

Now that everyone has had a bath,….time to go spatsea’ring (visiting).  Free faspa, here we come!

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  • CLoepp on

    So veer daut.

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