All Around the House, Or, How to Make Homes Happy

All Around the House, Or, How to Make Homes Happy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881 edition. Excerpt: the Seminary yard--well cleaned and polished, and sent down from the Seminary to our home. We found, among some rubbish in the back yard--thrown out to be burned--three shelves, the remnants of an old bookcase. These were cleaned, varnished, and screwed to the back of the study-table, and the top of the table covered with a piece of cloth, the remains of an old coat found also among the d&bris of college days. Now, what country pastor could ask for a more convenient--not to say elegant--study-table than this? "A very cheap table covered with an old shawl, half a dozen wood-seated chairs, a cheap bedstead, husk mattress and pillows, two sheets and a pair of pillow-cases--to be washed, ironed, aired, and replaced every Monday--completed the furnishing of what was to be the pastor's study, and our parlor and bedroom. Fortunately there was a small cupboard in the room which held all our table furniture. "The smaller room was to be the kitchen, and in it the stove was placed. There was a sink in this room; and from two boards found among the fuel, the husband made a cover, which could be shut down over the sink and make a cooking or ironing table, as needed. A curtain of four-cent calico was stretched by a wire across one corner of the room, making a half circle. A wire ran through the hem at the bottom, and, linked into staples at each corner, held it firm like a partition. Here, on a bench on one side, the tubs and wash-boiler were placed, the flour-barrel and other stores on the other side; overhead the bridle, saddle, etc., were hung, wrapped up in a piece of this same expensive calico, and a calico roof was stretched over all to keep out dust. "The single bed, redeemed from the rubbish of college days, having been more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236581318
  • 9781236581310