23 Feb 2013

SATURDAY = BATHDAY



To my Grandma times and even later when people had to heat up water with coal or wood or other means they took a bath once a week and that was usually on Saturdays to be clean for Sunday and the church !



Today we have a bathday or at least a shower day almost every day but we also go less or never to church. Result : too much water used !

8 comments:

Fun60 said...

Until the age of 10 when we moved to a modern house, my home did not have a bathroom. The toilet was out in the yard and once a week the tin bath came out and the water was heated on the big stove. The bath was put in front of a big coal fire to keep you warm. My father and older brother used to go to the municipal baths where for a few pence you could enjoy a bathful of hot water. Such memories you have brought back to me this morning.

diane b said...

Being brought up for the first years of my childhood in England, I can remember the weekly bath. Eve in Australia until we had a real house we still only had a bath once a week. I couldn't think of anything more revolting today. We must have stunk!

A Lady's Life said...

lol
In the country every one washed in the river after a hot day. Tougher in the cities though but then we went to the pool all day and then rinsed off with fresh water.

Yup times were rough when I was growing up lol
Today I try to conserve but it is hard to do. Life would be hard without water.

Linens and Royals said...

I must have had a more privileged childhood. I had a bath every 2nd night which I had to share with my sisters. There was a very scary gas heater to heat the water hanging over the bath. It gave mini explosions if not treated with care. On holidays we never had a bath as there was never a bathroom and came home covered in salt and sand.
Good job with the washing Arthur, keep it up.

Terra said...

That is a cute photo of the two children in the bath tub / bucket. I see you live in Belgium and my father's people are from Belgium, long ago. I say hello from California.

Cezar and Léia said...

So it means... the less people go to church, the more they spend water? Hmmmmm, interesting correlation...
God bless you!
Cezar

Mara said...

I think we always had bathrooms, but I do remember my grandmother's bathroom. No shower, just a very large sink. My uncle has had a shower installed a few years ago, making it a bit easier on him (my grandmother passed away a few years earlier).

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love the old fashioned bath photo. I had a framed picture something like that in our bathroom in our house in Oregon.