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Thread #165684   Message #3977491
Posted By: Senoufou
18-Feb-19 - 04:11 AM
Thread Name: BS: Things Mom used to say
Subject: RE: BS: Things Mom used to say
I was always roped in to help with the laundry. No washing machines in those days, just a washboard, scrubbing brush, some Lux soap flakes/washing soda and a mangle.
Mother used to hand me a pile of knickers and give the order, "Scrub the gussets! Always scrub the gussets!"

I still hear her saying that as I load our Zanussi washing machine and merely press a button. How I bless that machine every blooming time!

Another one - not my mother but her sister, my Irish Auntie Lil. She was a drama tutor in a technical college (which she always called the Testicle College!) She lived, ate and slept The Stage and The Theatre.
When I went to stay with her, every time I bounced into a room she'd bellow,
"Oooh! Enter the fairies dancing and singing!"