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, October 3, 2012

What is it Wednesday - Ice Box

The first refrigerator used ice blocks to keep them cold.  This was  the latest and greatest fine for the kitchen.  The poem below comes from the book "A Garden Supper Tonight" by Barbara Swell.  Little poems where used to help get chores done and keeping a house in order.  This one is for the new ice box!

Ice Box Rule
Keep your ice box clean and neat,
For it hold the things you eat,
Milk and butter, to be nice,
Must be kept against the ice,
As they quickly spoil and smell,
                                          You must have them covered well,
                                           Fruit and vegetables should go
                                           With the meat, on shelves below.
                                            When Mother Let's Us Help - 1916       

1 comment:

Kim said...

Love that ice box!