If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Monday, August 1, 2022

I’m going to try BEDA- blogging every day in August

We will see how this goes.  Like in April, I am going to try to blog everyday in August.  
My first august post is going to short though. 

My husband brought back some old things as he is cleaning out closets and such at his parents.  
My daughter wants the big Frankhoma boot.  I’m keeping the 2 tiny eagle pitchers to put out when I have patriotic decorations out. 
I’m pretty sure our daughter in law I will find a home for the other things .

We’ve been discussing this old spoonrest and it’s meaning.  
“A wife can throw out more with a scoop than a man can bring in with a shovel.”

This is very old,  I’m guessing maybe from the 1920s or 1930s.
It’s obviously not at all politically correct by 2022 standards.  

What do you all think it means?  
We’ve got a few theories and have no idea what is right.  So I really want to know what you all think. 

❤️ Rhonda 


Unknown said...

Hi Rhonda,

I looked the saying up and it looks like it might mean that a housewife that doesn't know how to keep house can throw out more with a teaspoon than a man can bring in with a shovel. Cute scoop! I am sure you will enjoy it!


Rozy Lass said...

It's an old time saying that means a wife's spending and wastefulness can often be more than the husband's earnings. It's meant to inspire thrift and saving.

Out My window said...

It is an old German saying about a wasteful wife. Rather insulting in today's world, but women were treated differently back then and not as equal as they are now. Or are we equal?

terricheney said...

Do we want to be 'equal'? Just a passing thought. I didn't get emails from these posts and happened to spy that you had blog posts up via another blogger's timeline on the sidebar.

Oddly, Crinum lilies popped up in a flower bed at Katie's. I asked Mama when she planted them and I suppose it must have been squirrel planted but when no one knows. They hadn't put out leaves just the stem and flowers.

I've read through day five. I love when you blog, lol. I think of you often as I still use those dishtowels you made and sent years upon years ago every time I've got dough to roll out or rise, so you're very much part of my homemaking days. Hugs to you dear friend!

I know you'll miss Jimmy and family but hope they will be coming back and forth to home when you have guest space once more.

Don't melt in all that heat. We've had much the same here and I'm remembering why I tend to use my crockpot so much more in summer months than in winter ones!

Tammy said...

I'm behind on blog-reading, so am catching up this morning before I get busy for the day. I look forward to your BEDA and catching up!

My MIL is cleaning out their basement, and gave me a set of old china that she inherited from an aunt. It's in great shape, so we'll probably use it for special meals. She gave Jessica a set of silver flatware they got as a wedding gift. With other things, she's set up a table in the garage and is going to have us all go through it and see what we want. I don't want anything, but Greg might, so I'll let him look.

❤️ Rhonda ❤️