Tuesday, April 5, 2011

This picture was taken long before we lived in the area, moving there in 1936, but I think it is such a wonderful old photo and is another from the old book of Chillicothe businesses and homes.  When do we ever see bushel baskets anymore?  They were free and wonderful for so many things.  You could buy oilcloth liners and put your dampened ironing in them so it would not dry out before you finished your chore.  Believe me, it was a chore!  I did a post on the rigors of washday some time ago and if you wish you can read it here.  We lived in Rome, a little town about three miles south of Chilli, and back then it seemed so very far away.  My mother didn't drive, so we would all pile into the car and head north to Chillicothe to go grocery shopping or whatever other shopping that needed to be done.  Dad always parked on the side street right beside Kroger which you can glimpse in the picture.  Sometimes mom would take one or two of us into the store with her - that was fun - but lots of times we waited in the car with dad.  How I wished that he would have parked on the main street so we could see what was going on.  Funny how little things stand out in your mind from over the years?  (Click to enlarge)


  1. LOL. Here's a business that thought their product made Wash Day Sunny!!! http://oldpaperart.blogspot.com/2009/07/sunny-monday.html

  2. Very interesting and yes, I remember us having bushel baskets around the house back when... Hope you're having a blessed week. I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things having returned from vacation.