We recently bought a new iron and it’s not something that we use all too frequently, if we can avoid doing so! This led to my son and I discussing “when” the first iron was invented and by whom which led to doing an internet search which led us to “Old & Interesting.”
So often, in our genealogical research we come across terms we don’t recognize or we want to get a better sense of how our ancestors lived, etc.
I really enjoyed looking around this website. Some of the topics covered include:
· History of laundry - a unique set of pages about laundry methods and tools, including histories of ironing, washboards, starch and bluing.
· Kitchen antiques directory for the best online resources on culinary equipment, cooking and eating tools.
· Beds and bedding - featherbeds and bed warmers for comfort, or simple straw mattresses and rustic box beds.
Do you have a favorite website (besides Wikipedia
) where you go to learn
about how life was?
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