Thursday, November 29, 2007

"The Range Got Such a Cleaning"

"The range got such a cleaning as it hadn't had in years. The ashes were cleaned out and the soot removed from all its little doors and traps and openings. Molly wasn't used to a city range with all its numerous appliances, but she had keen common sense and used it. She knew dirt and ashes couldn't help a fire burn, so she removed them. And she scrubbed it inside and out, for she found the oven encrusted with burned sugar and juice of some sort and the top covered with grease. Then she started a fire. Before long it was glowing, and the water in the old tank was steaming hot."

--Grace Livingston Hill, A Daily Rate

7 comments:

Kimberly said...

*Sigh* Do you think you could send Molly my way?

G.L.H. said...

I agree with Kimberly ("send Molly my way"), but aren't we glad we don't have to heat water on the stove before we clean?

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Tyna said...

Okay, okay. You've inspired me to deep clean my kitchen today. At least as much as I can with pregnancy belly. I think I'll start with the cabinets...

Daughter of the King said...

oh....I love love love GLH...thanks for the inspiring quote.
Deby

Serena said...

I feel a sense of satisfaction just reading that quote! (Which will dissolve the second I see my disastrously dirty kitchen.)

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