Thursday, October 10th, 1935

“I have cooked dinner, ironed and scoured the kitchen.”

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1930s kitchens are very different from 21st century kitchens. For starters, apparently every kitchen in Bernice’s time has an identical gigantic white enamel sink. I guess if you have to scour by hand, you need lots of room. In 2013, kitchen sinks are designed only for giving everything a brief rinse before it is loaded into an automatic dishwasher. Personally I find that to be inconvenient, because even 80 years later, scrubbing cookware by hand is often the best way to get it clean.

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1930s kitchen, Flickr.com

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About bernice1935

About me: I am a reference librarian at Collin County Community College in Frisco, Texas. My academic liaison departments are Business and Finance, Engineering and Emerging Technologies, Mathematics and Natural Sciences. My interests include Texas history and genealogy. I am a busy working mom of two teenagers and one crazy terrier. My wonderful husband of 19 years is a civil engineer who tries hard to organize our chaos and minimize the entropy. About Bernice: Bernice Allison Wyatt lived from 1899-1968. She is my husband's great-great aunt, and she kept this little diary for eleven months in 1935, from January until November. Bernice had no children and probably would be unremembered, if not for the little date book that she left behind. Bernice's life is a testament to all of the hardworking women who kept things going, even in hard times.
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