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

Morris Simon mosimon at comcast.net
Fri Sep 10 16:16:08 MDT 2010

This thread is reminding me of my childhood in Louisiana, where we would 
always put our sugar bowls in a shallow saucer of water to keep out the tiny 
black "sugar ants". Each morning there would be fresh victims floating at 
the base of the sugar bowl. And in our kitchen, we placed freshly washed 
glasses upside down on a folded towel inside the cupboard so that they would 
drip dry and remain bugless until we used them again. You learn to live with 
a lot of bugs in Louisiana!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Linda Johnson" <lindajohnsongenealogy at yahoo.com>
To: <apgpubliclist at apgen.org>
Sent: Friday, September 10, 2010 5:05 PM
Subject: Re: [APG Public List] [TGF] Origin of a homemaker's habit

> Regarding Elizabeth's comments on Marion Cabell Tyree, _Housekeeping in 
> Old Virginia_ (Loisville, Ky.: John P. Morton and Co., 1879):
> Small wonder so many of our female ancestors, even those who could read 
> and write, didn't document their lives with the letters, journals and 
> diaries we all wish they'd written. When would those who lacked Mrs. 
> Tyree's staff--or were servants themselves--have found the time?
> Thanks for sharing!
> Linda Johnson
> Texas

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