Posted 2 months ago
I hope this old receipt shows up well enough to be read.
It must have been a very important document to my grandparents because they kept it their entire lives. It represented a huge purchase for them to “set up housekeeping” after they got married.
Granddaddy paid $7 upon signing the lease on the goods, then paid $3 per week until the $87.70 was paid in full. I figured that would have taken him a year to pay it off.
Those 2 zinc wash tubs listed on the receipt are probably the same ones in this 1952 picture of my cousin and me when I was 1 year old....what fun!! I’m so glad they bought those! That’s me in the tub on the right....no boy-girl swimming allowed in same tub!
Granny had an electric wringer-type washing machine by the 1950s so didn’t use a rub-board any more, but she still needed the wash tubs to do a double-rinse of the weekly laundry.
My grandparents must have been in his early 20s in their pictures. Granddaddy was born in 1895 so this picture would have been made about 1915.
In the picture of the young ladies, my granny is the one on the left. The other young lady was her best friend. I’ve always loved the pretty dress and hat my grandmother was wearing there.
Thanks for looking! Comments welcome!