|Bringing water to mop the floor
|By-and-by, when the washing was part done, then the
went away to the
house to get some soap. When she went away she did say she wished she didn't have to bother with carrying water to scrub the floor. She doesn't. While she has been gone a good while, I have plenty of water on the floor for her to mop it when she gets back. When she did go away, she said to me to
wring the clothes
out of the wash. There were a lot of clothes in the wash -- skirts and aprons and shirts and dresses and clothes that you wear under dresses. Every bit of clothes I took out of the
I carried into the kitchen and squeezed all the water out on the kitchen floor. That makes lots of water everywhere -- under the cook-table and under the cupboard and under the
. Why, there is most enough water to mop the three floors, and then some water would be left over. I did feel
because it was so as the mamma did want it.
Center for Electronic Studying, University of Oregon.
February 6, 2003.