Next on the tour was a duplex built in the early 1800s. The ground floor
had four rooms total, two for each family living in the building. Both
rooms weren't much larger than 15' by 15' and both rooms were more or less
used for bedrooms (remember, all the cooking was done outside in
He also showed us the bathroom. A small stand in the corner
with a pitcher, a bowl and a chamber pot. “One tourist told
me,” he said, “that his grandmother used to serve soup in such a
pot. I told him he should ask his grandmother how many handles were on the
pot. Two handles to serve soup.”
He then showed us a bar of soap. “Made of ash and animal fat. And
smells just as good too.” He handed it around the room and everybody
took a whiff. Yup, smells about as good as you would think it would.
It's amazing how far we've progressed in the past two hundred years.
Especially in waffle iron technology.
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