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Beds and Mattresses – April 1914

This is the time of the year when one frequently sees beds hanging out of upper windows on sunny days, and pillows and mattresses airing and sunning in gardens. The bulky feather-bed still lingers in a few country houses, but … Continue reading

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All Together and “Fankle’t” in Bed – March 1916

(Ailie would have been my grandmother Mary, she was a strong willed woman. That this character started so early is not at all surprising) Fond as Willie is of Baby Ailie when they are riding together on the hobby-horse, or … Continue reading

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Kitchen Bed Near the Fire – February 1919

I know a lady — whether English or Scottish I am not sure — greatly interested in the housing question who has very strong views upon the kitchen bed, as being both unhygienic and indecent. And I fear there are … Continue reading

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Nothing Degrading in Beds of “Caff” – February 1902

Whether it is in revolt against his own sentimentality or in protest against the proverbial national conceit of the Scot, or to win greater applause in the land of his adoption, certain it is that Ian MacLaren occasionally shows up … Continue reading

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Oh, For a Stove in the Dairy – Thursday December 1902

It would be very helpful if we could have a stove in our dairy; not only for the sake of the ripening of the cream, but for comfort and expedition on churning days. How quickly the butter froze into a … Continue reading

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Beech Leaves the Sweetest Beds – October 1900

The aristocratic hair mattress has some plebeian rivals of equal wholesomeness: the bed of caff, clean peas straw or of beech leaves. When new, these possess one quality unknown to upholsterers — that of fragrance. Country folks need never buy … Continue reading

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