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

Debbie Parker Wayne debbie at debbiewayne.com
Wed Sep 8 09:20:24 MDT 2010

  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

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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