[APG Public List] [TGF] Origin of a homemaker's habit

Michael Hait michael.hait at hotmail.com
Wed Sep 8 09:30:54 MDT 2010

For some reason, the "Comments" section of your blog doesn't appear to be 
working, so I'll leave my comments here.

My family has never strayed from the East Coast -- New York (Albany area) on 
my father's side and Virginia (Shenandoah valley area) on my mother's side. 
But we practiced the same thing.

My grandmother told me that it was so that they would dry after you washed 
them.  I'm not sure that she even knows what a Dust Bowl is. ;)

Michael Hait
michael.hait at hotmail.com

From: "Debbie Parker Wayne" <debbie at debbiewayne.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2010 11:20 AM
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Subject: [TGF] Origin of a homemaker's habit

>  I am new to this blog thing that has blossomed so much these last few
> years. I decided to use the "Wisdom Wednesday" blog theme to share a
> habit my grandmother taught me and survey others about what they were
> taught and possible origins of kitchen habits.
> My question is whether the practice of storing glasses and cups upside
> down in the kitchen cabinet really originated during the Dust Bowl of
> the 1930s. I don't think it did. A statement during a genealogy
> presentation a while back made me question the origin of this habit.
> My full post with the origin of this question can be found at
> <http://debsdelvings.blogspot.com/2010/09/wisdom-wednesday-glasses-in-cupboard.html>
> If the URL above wraps you can go to
> <http://debsdelvings.blogspot.com/>. Click the "comments" link at the
> bottom of the post to leave a response.
> If you want to share your family's position on this important historical
> homemaking issue <grin> but don't want to post a comment on the blog,
> you can e-mail me privately. If others are interested I'll post a
> summary of the responses. The older women in my family who might be able
> to answer this question are no longer living so I thought I'd gather our
> collective wisdom.
> The reminder from geneabloggers.com about this theme made me start
> thinking of things I learned from my grandmother. I know I am preaching
> to the choir here, but don't get so busy you forget to make time to talk
> to the elder members of your family while they are still here to answer
> your questions, big and small. All of those little unimportant habits
> may be the spark in your grandmother's story.
> -- 
> Regards, Debbie
> Debbie Parker Wayne, East Texas
> Wayne Research -- http://debbiewayne.com/
> Blog -- Deb's Delvings http://debsdelvings.blogspot.com/
> DNA Project Admin -- Spanish_Grants and Texas State GS
> Director -- First Families of Texas
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