|The Town House|
My big sister Harriet lives a few miles from me, and we see each other frequently. In between times, we keep in touch by email. Yes, it’s silly, but it seems to work for us, and it has the advantage that if she shares a memory, I can save it. You see, Harriet and I are 19 years apart, so it's fun to compare notes on life with the folks.
Last week, I wrote to Harriet under the subject “Cleaning” as follows:
|Harriet & Kathy c. 1952|
“Mother also taught me it was the height of extravagance to use paper towels, and for years I used rags and hated them. We used lots of rags on the farm anyway. When we got the motor home, I found that I could clean the entire bathroom with Lysol spray and a paper towel and throw it away. Then I didn’t have to haul dirty rags around. The sky didn’t fall and we didn’t go broke, so now I use paper towels a lot. Rags are good for dusting, but Swiffers are better.”
|Image courtesy Miller's Last Resort|
At home, I assembled the duster and proceeded to dust the breakfront with its many dust-catching doo-dads. I was done in a flash. I went on to the organ, the end tables, and even the remote control. When I came to the coffee table, I lifted the clutter with one hand and swiffed with the other. So quick! So easy! Who knew?!
I might not have written this post except that Chris over at the Last Resort recently discovered a Swiffer duster at her parents’ house and decided to get one of her own. Read about her experience here. KW