Today I can get up whenever I want. Elizabeth and the girls always
seem busy, getting dressed up, going to chapel or just going out.
They're pretty girls. I expect they turn a few young men's heads.
gives me a chance to sit down and read my weekly paper. If the weather's
bad when they get back from Sunday School Frank and Edwin are under
my feet and it's too noisy to do anything. I might pop out for an
hour or two to the pub until the dinner's ready. It's usually roast
mutton on Sundays and lots of vegetables from the garden, carrots
and marrow at this time of year, or the last of the beans. Elizabeth
makes a good runner bean chutney.
not much peace and quiet in the evening with everyone to bath. I'll
give Elizabeth a hand filling and emptying and carrying the hot
water. I like to have my bath when the youngsters are in bed and
Elizabeth's sorting the washing. It gives me a bit of privacy.
So we're all nice and clean to start another week, not that we'll
stay that way for long.
Not exactly a day of rest but I don't get up much before 6.30am
to have the range cleaned and lit before the others get up. John
usually has a good lie in. We get dressed up in our Sunday best
take the younger ones to Sunday School. Eliza and Ellen do their
hair and make themselves look beautiful, take a turn round the town
or visit friends.
I've been to chapel I'll get on with the roast. There's a lot of
washing up with a roast but Alice helps. She's a good girl.While
we're doing that Frank will be out playing if it's fine, Eliza and
Ellen will be off with their friends and John will read his paper
or snooze in the chair if he's not working in the garden.
top to bottom the sheets and put on a clean one. Sunday night's
bath night, in the tin bath in front of the range, so there's plenty
to do getting the water heated and enough hot water to keep it topped
up until we're all done.
I get the children to bed and collect up the dirty clothes and
sheets ready for Monday. I'll sit down and put my feet up if I get