In "The Way It Was", 3-Wilhelmina (Bee) Garris King 1918-2007, Bee Stories, FAMILY: BEE & BOB TOGETHER, Round O, S.C., STORIES on January 27, 2013 at 6:03 am

We never had hot water so when you took a bath you needed to heat water on the stove . Of course in winter a water kettle was in front of your fire place, so you pretty well had hot water available then.. Each room in the house had its own fireplace and that was considered a luxury in those days.

— “The Way It Was,” Chapter One: “The House,” 1999

  1. Except of course the sleeping porch where we slept had no fireplace. In the winter, you would race from the doorway and jump into bed and pull the covers up as fast as you could. Then you’d shiver until your little spot warmed up enough. Then you’d reverse the process in the morning to get back to the heated part of the house. šŸ™‚

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