Early interesting Car:
1950 Ford police car.
Growing up usually one room of the house was warm in the winter. ours was the kitchen. The bedrooms were cold enough to keep meat at times. You slept under a stack of blankets or quilts. You laid there until you were about to ‘bust’ before getting up to pee in the night. The floor was cold and the toilet, if you had one inside, was cccold. I bet that seat was cold for girls! If there was no inside toilet there was a ‘slop jar’ or Chamber under someone’s bed.
For the younger kids mama’s had some ‘neat tricks’ for cold feet. Some would heat a brick on the stove and wrap it in a towel for the kid’s feet. My mama would heat her iron and wrap it in a towel for cold feet.
Even in a cold house, my mama had time for a bedtime story. Most of the time a Bible story, but not always. Mama could tell some stories. Summer time she would read a story.
We had one light bulb in the center of the ceiling with a pull switch. Daddy had a string tied to the little chain and ran to the post of the headboard of the bed. That was COOL, you could jump in the bed fast, then reach up and pull the string and out went the light. That was the first remote control. LOL
School mornings it was hard to get up, two calls was the limit, after that, came the threat of a belt or switch.
After I got older and learned North Carolina had mild winters, I wondered what you kids did UP NORTH!!!!! I bet you thought you would freeze to death.
What in the world did Y’all do up there in the winter?