Returning home

Returning home

A Chapter by Wild Rose
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Returning from Honeymoon

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Arthur and May's house was up a flight of three steps, then over to large flag in which the grate where the coal was delivered and up one further step.

Typically families had little in the way of furniture; a dining table & chairs. two easy chairs and a sideboard.

The floor was covered with Linoleum and a carpet square in the centre where the table and chairs stood. The square was often turned around during the spring clean; in order to even the wear.

 

For entertainment they had a wireless (radio) which ran on lead acid batteries, these were taken to either the gents hair dresser or an electrical shop for recharging; they would be taken in on the Monday night and brought back on the Friday night, so during the week they had no communication from the outside world.

The working day for mill workers was seven o'clock in the morning until six in the evening. With all the mills being located in the bottom of the valley by the water, the houses were built on the valley sides so some workers had two or three miles to walk each way to and from work.


 




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Well, now I've read all the chapters available here for now & I want you to know that I'm OK with your particular style of telling this story. I'm not saying you need to change anything about it. I'm just pointing out how it looks to me . . . and probably to most women . . . there are some gaping holes in your storytelling, when it comes to the back-and-forth of getting to know one another, going thru courtship, and all the delicious moments in between meeting and marrying. I hope you will keep such things in mind for your next longer story! *smile* Fondly, Margie

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Wild Rose

2 Years Ago

Thanks again > I did hope someone would read them all and pass comment
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i like how you set the time period without pointing to it directly .. i don't know what the large flag is ..is it an actual flag hanging or does it have something to do with the stoop?? i would google it but i don't think it would help me ... coal heating was used in the 18th and early 19th centuries .. i am a baby boomer and i remember coming across coal shoots from time to time .. some had remaining coal at the bottom of them still ... i love the first half of the 19th century and that's how i imagine your scene .. more specifically .. up the steps of a brownstone .. in NYC ...if you added more details ... i would know for sure ;) I have not read your other chapters but i will having read this one ..
E.

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Wild Rose

2 Years Ago

Flags > Large stone 'Paving Flags'
There still are homes heated by open coal fires here
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Einstein Noodle

2 Years Ago

ah thank you ...that's what i thought .. i can rest easy now having learned my something new every d.. read more
Wild Rose

2 Years Ago

I Understand > I tend to write direct as I am thinking without considering the wider audience (the r.. read more
I like the way you use the description. Sharing life and history. A very good chapter shared dear Wild Rose.
Coyote

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Wild Rose

1 Year Ago

Sorry just found this comment
Thank you > all these houses are now gone; the way of life wit.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

New world and old world gone. You are welcome my friend.
Well, now I've read all the chapters available here for now & I want you to know that I'm OK with your particular style of telling this story. I'm not saying you need to change anything about it. I'm just pointing out how it looks to me . . . and probably to most women . . . there are some gaping holes in your storytelling, when it comes to the back-and-forth of getting to know one another, going thru courtship, and all the delicious moments in between meeting and marrying. I hope you will keep such things in mind for your next longer story! *smile* Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wild Rose

2 Years Ago

Thanks again > I did hope someone would read them all and pass comment
Next I try to describ.. read more

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