Page 10, taking care of the house, minding the children

All my sisters at one time or another took care of the house.  One sister was so neat and clean we couldn’t walk on the floors after she mopped them or we would get a frying pan over our head.  When it was my turn I just didn’t mop the floor.

One day as I was supposed to be watching my little sisters and nephew I went to sleep under the apple tree.  When I awoke they were romping on the flat roof over the porch – they crawled out the bedroom window.  When I went to get them they started to run, almost went over the edge.  That taught me a lesson.  So many years later when I took care of so many little children I kept a good watch on them – they thought I had eyes in the back of my head.

Jesus loves the little children.

Cheshire Inn and South Street, Cheshire, Mass. (1908)

2 thoughts on “Page 10, taking care of the house, minding the children

  1. Good morning, Jo, I have been enjoying Auntie Eleanor’s Nothing book.. Thank you so much for your hard work at publishing it.
    This story about Auntie E watching her little sister and nephew was my mother, June and Howie. Howie was Aunt May’s oldest son, (she was the oldest sister of Mom and Auntie E).. Mom and Howie were like twins. They were the same age, only about 3 or4 months apart. What an inseparable pair they were, too. I think they kept anyone watching them quite busy!
    At the time of this story, I believe Mom and Howie were about 3yrs. old or so.

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    1. Hi Bev, Thanks, it’s good to know who the kids are.
      I am glad you are enjoying the Nothing Book. I see that you’re the one who bought the book for her. I am glad to do it – because people like reading it and Grandma’s got lots of followers 🙂
      Some of it is now a piece of American history.
      God bless from NZ,


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