Tell me about your memories of any utensils used in the kitchen
that you prepared food in at that time?
Well, my Mother was sick of course and having operations.
We lived in Cornwall in this crazy cottage. We had a kitchen range, you know,
with brass knobs on. I didn't clean the brass knobs, my Mother used to clean
them but I didn't take on that. So we had this great big fire we had to stack
up, an oven next to it, hit and miss really. We only had one water tap and that
was outside, a cold tap, I had to go out to get the water. We used to fill up
all the saucepans and the kettles we could find and keep them on the range all
day long, so if anybody wanted to wash or wash their hair we had warm water,
warmed hot water.