Friday, September 25, 2009

The Boardinghouse and the Tricycle

My mom still remembers that tricycle. She has many fond memories of riding around the boardinghouse on a porch that extended around 3 sides of the house. It was a grand place to play. She even remembers the squeaky wheel. I have heard the story many times.

My Granny used to cook 3 square meals a day for the miners. She also made their beds and provided clean sheets and she kept the showers sparkling clean too. In addition to running the boardinghouse and keeping it immaculate, she also had 4 small children to care for. When she was finished with that she would work on the garden and tend the animals (cows must be milked twice a day) and of course there was canning and churning to be done because the only thing they bought at the store was sugar.

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