Abe Lincoln

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich...strengthen the weak by weakening the strong...bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift...lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves." -Abraham Lincoln

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What is it Wednesday

Welcome to another what is it Wednesday.  This is an old pump that would have been out in the yard.  Each time you needed water you would have to go out and get it.  Sometime the water would come up easy and other times you did have to work for it.  In the winter straw and old blanket would keep it warm during the night and keep it from freezing up.  Today we have it so easy, turn on the faucet and the water comes out, both hot and cold.  Remember our great grandmother had to go out pump the water, heat it on the stove, then do the laundry, dishes, bathe the baby, and cook!  But they are a lot of fun to turn into a water feature in your yard.  A little pump from the hardware and some plastic hose and you are good to go!  Does anyone have a picture of a pitcher pump that would sit on the side of the sink?  If so would you share a picture and story about it.  I would love to feature it and you on my blog.


Trish-Ladybug said...

Love the old red pump, yes I know what those
little old sink pitcher pumps look like,my mother-in-law had one in her kitchen, wish we had it.. TFS


Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

Neato Rose. I had to pump a few of those in my childhood. Great for decoration now.

Levijane said...

Thats neat Rose. We had something like this at our place in the Poconos when I was a kid. No hot water...we had to heat it up over the camp fire. Sometimes we would wash our hair right at the pump. Brrrr....that water was so cold it gave us headaches. LOL