[APG Public List] Origin of a homemaker's habit
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Wed Sep 8 09:50:05 MDT 2010
I thought that was done to keep the roaches from crawling in. I grew up in the
From: Debbie Parker Wayne <debbie at debbiewayne.com>
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Subject: [APG Public List] 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
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
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
-- 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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