Monday 25 April 2011
In between doing chores, hanging out washing, etcetera, I've been looking at all the beautiful collages for the Three Muses TAW challenge. Memories. And my mind has been working overtime today. After the nurse came, my mind took me back to the mid 60's when I was a Home Help. As well as caring for clients, we had to clean their house up too. Much different today, where they only get half an hour to prepare a lunch. No cleaning the house!
One of my early jobs, they had those old piece mats on the floor. Everyone had them years ago and they never wore out. These were never shaken out either. So I took them up to sweep the floor. No vacuums then. You should have seen the muck and dust that came out of them. Well perhaps not 'cos when I got home I had to stand in the bath to remove all my clothes as the fleas were jumping off me!!
I went to a dear old man and stayed with him as a client a long, long time. He swore like a trooper and when he discovered he knew my Granddad, well he was putty in my hands! The doctor called once and asked if he always swore like that when he spoke to me. Oh no problem, I replied. I just swear right back!
That was the first time I'd ever been offered a cup of tea in a pudding basin! Memories.....
I remember how much it saddened me to visit old people who had sons or daughters maybe living almost in the next street but they never came to visit. I've never forgotten that....
I've rambled enough, I must go and get Freddie something to eat or he'll give me the sack!
Love and Hugs