Mama did not like by-words. I would get a ‘swat’ for using Shucks or Dang. It is sorta nice now that ‘baby bumps’ are popular and not a ‘shame.’ Older ladies sometimes don’t appreciate the advertising of the BIG BELLY!
When I was a kid ‘Pregnant’ was not used in the presence of kids. A woman was ‘In a Family way.’
My girl in Biloxi Mississippi, she was carrying jack Jr.
I know you ladies do not remember Maternity clothes. I remember they were passed around like baby clothes. LOL
It would be hard for this generation to believe that pregnant wasn’t used in public.
Some of us remember the Sears and Roebuck catalog and how it was recycled, long before we knew it was recycling, LOL. WE all use toilet paper but no one talks about it. Our toilet paper doesn’t tear evenly and makes me up set.
Most troops had one of these on their dog chain a great little can opener.
In the USMC when out in the field we ate ‘C’ rations. For a day there were 3 solids (pork n beans, sausage patties, etc), and one fruit can. There was also a can that had a cookie, chocolate disc and 5 crackers. There was also a pack of cigarettes and 3 small napkins in the box. We received a long lecture on how to manage your day’s supply of food.
Explaining the use of the napkins brought on the laughs. Basically you were told, if you made the mistake and used the ‘napkins’ with your meals, you ain’t gonna have toilet paper and you will have to use that letter from your girlfriend or mama.
Some instructors were great comedians and had some great lines about the use of toilet paper and how to make the most out of three little napkins.
There is a discussion whether the roll is mounted over or under. When I replace a roll it is ‘over the top’ and I fold the first sheet into a point. I saw that once in a motel and I have done it ever since. We both do. LOL
PS: We all know that life is like a roll of toilet paper, the closer to the end, the faster it goes, so use it wisely.