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Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Sep 1, 2011 4:41 AM CST
|Hey, that's the kind of tub we took our Saturday night baths in and I'm not joking. We'd boil many pots of water on the stove and pour into the galvanized tub for our baths. Mama also used that same tub for her rinse water when she washed clothes. It would sit up on a tall stool that probably my Father built, next to the wringer washer.|
Did you ever use a big old oil drum for an outdoor shower? One time my brother built this outdoor shower stall for us behind the pump house and how he hoisted that empty oil drum up there, I'll never know. He'd install some type of shower head on it and you'd have to pull the rope that would release the water to get your shower. The hot NC Sun heated the water for us..We had a soap dish and wash rag rack installed in that "make shift " outdoor shower. Boy,Those were the good ole days!
Speaking of a pump house, did you ever have to prime a water pump? Just" taking a trip down Memory Lane."
Sep 1, 2011 9:46 AM CST
|I still have tubs like that, Pippi, using them quite often, EXCEPT for bathing in! I don't think I'd fit in one anymore!|
Great idea on the outdoor shower. I sure need one outside my shoffice, sure would be handy.
And yep, our old pump in the well house used to need priming. Nowadays we have submersible pumps that are down in the wells, in the water, that stay primed. New age, eh?
Memories sure are a good thing, aren't they!
Best to you and yours!
Sep 17, 2011 12:28 PM CST
|I remember bathing in one of those! It was crowded for a pretty big kid. |
About 30 years ago we aquired a stand with 2 square washtubs mounted on it. I've used it with a wringer washer, and also for chilling freshly butchered chickens with water from the irrigation ditch and a milk jug ice cube. We did the whole chicken disassembling task outside and only brought them into the kitchen when they were chilled, ready to cut and bag. No chicken smell in the house at that point. Funny what memories got started running around when I saw that picture of a washtub full of Shoe!
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.
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Sep 17, 2011 3:07 PM CST
|OH m'gosh, so seeing me in wash tub brought back memories of butchering chickens? :>)|
Yeh, those wash tubs were certainly "all purpose", weren't they. And I never butchered inside either...yuck!
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