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The Day Before Yesterday: 117 - A Bell By The Bath

...The maintenance had been kept up to standard as everything worked, including the bells. There was even a button on the wall of the bath. Susan who was old enough to bath herself now would ring, when she was ready to have her hair washed, so that I could rinse it properly for her...

Gladys Schofield enjoys furnishing her new home.

Cliff would take my judgement on all important matters and of course I had Alan backing me all the way on this one. All Cliff wanted to do was worry about earning the money, all the rest was up to me to organise everything and keep things running smoothly. Some would say he was a 'workaholic' at that time. He kept very slim as is expected but was fit and energetic and very keen on the rights of the workers.

He attended every Union meeting that was held for the trade he was in and sorted out their grievances every now and again and each time he came home he would say "A certain older man had been asking how I was keeping", so he hadn't forgotten the young girl who had a crush on him, so long ago.

Linda had turned five when we moved houses on the fifteenth of August. Alan now had a bedroom of his own. It stood next to the bathroom, so being the one without a wash basin, was not a problem. The two other boys whose 'bunk beds' had now been separated into single beds, were placed at each end of a large green carpeted bedroom. Wardrobes were not fitted but were included in a bedroom suite, which usually included two wardrobes, his and hers.

We needed a new bedroom suite for this spacious bedroom. Double based mattresses had just come into fashion and we got our first. The floor was already covered in a large cream patterned Indian type carpet. I wondered who had designed the prettily shaped mirrors at the back of the washbasin in the corner of the room. They were certainly not as old as the house. The maintenance had been kept up to standard as everything worked, including the bells. There was even a button on the wall of the bath. Susan who was old enough to bath herself now would ring, when she was ready to have her hair washed, so that I could rinse it properly for her.

The little girl's bedroom was very large also, with a cloak room running down one side. Besides taking clothing, this was handy for toys. Our two youngest girls, now five years and three and a half, shared a double bed and Susan had her single one. The lofty ceilings made everywhere look spacious, each wall being panelled for the first three feet.

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