The Calm (Part 4)

We kids had our disagreements, but I don’t recall any of us actually “brawling” with each other.  THAT was never allowed. 

We were too busy being responsible and having fun.

All the kids took turns washing the dishes, sweeping the floors.  The boys were responsible for taking out the garbage and tending to the coal-burning furnace.  The girls had to help Mama with the ironing.

We were fortunate enough to have a television.  We took turns with that, too.  The girls’ choice one day; the boys’ the next.  Mama watched her soaps (they were called “stories” back then); Daddy watched the news and baseball.

Always calm.


About Line of Serenity (Joyce Fields)

As a thought leader for today's generation, I choose to be part of the solution and am doing things that positively impact people's lives. In addition to being a happy, married (since 1967!) woman, sister, aunt, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, I have over 40 years' experience in "Corporate America": Stenographer, Secretary, Supervisor, Analyst, Office Manager, Executive Assistant. I am also a professional proofreader and the author of eight books (seven non-fiction; one children's fiction--
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