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

Rondina Muncy rondina.muncy at gmail.com
Thu Sep 9 08:16:18 MDT 2010


Debbie, I also assumed it was to keep the bugs out. It's an odd habit. I sit
mine up while my daughters both sit them upside down.

Rondina
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On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 10:31 AM, Eileen Souza <eileen.souza at verizon.net>wrote:

> I was told that it was to keep the bugs out.
>
> Eileen Souza
> Eldersburg, MD
> eileen.souza at oldbonesgenealogy.com
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> ________________________________
> From: Debbie Parker Wayne <debbie at debbiewayne.com>
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> Sent: Wed, September 8, 2010 11:20:24 AM
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> 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
>
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