It may be raining around here but at least nobody is singing error messages

Here’s a glimpse into a late 1950s kitchen. This kitchen was in the Superior Street house in Sault Ste. Siberia. At least I think it is the late 1950s. I vaguely remember an earlier stove and I vaguely remember when we bought *that* stove. I remember those buttons along the top of the stove. It could’ve been the early 1960s though. Close enough. I definitely remember that apron.

I remember that kitchen very well. It looks kind of dirty and shabby in the photooo but I don’t remember it that way at all. That cupboard on the right behind The Comm held cleaning supplies, brooms and things. There was a cartoon of the long-suffering housewife Gertrude taped to the inside of the door. I think she was collapsed on an ironing board…

My parents bought this house not too long before I was born. My mom often told me in her later years that she was lukewarm about the house. Apparently Grandroobly made all of the arrangements to buy it without consulting her. But I don’t remember this as a bad house at all. It was *my* house and I went to Lincoln School (right across the street, thank you dad ;-)) and I could walk down the alley and 7th Ave. to my friend Laurie’s house. And just a bit further was Aunt Marion’s store. Not a bad house to grow up in. Thank you mom for going along with that purchase. Mortgage $35 a month, I think…

9 Responses to “It may be raining around here but at least nobody is singing error messages”

  1. Paulette Says:

    Nice photo. Do you see the “repurposed” use of the can of apple juice on the stove? And the box of Ivory Snow on the kitchen sink? :-). I often wonder how my parents could raise 4 kids in an 850 square foot home, their first house, for at least 5 years. Good memories!

  2. Paulette Says:

    Oops. Correction. Ivory liquid!

  3. Margaret Says:

    Love the photo! Reminds me of my childhood also. 🙂

  4. kayak woman Says:

    Yeah, I did notice the apple juice can (don’t remember it though ;-)). Also, the wooden salt and pepper shakers on the bottom shelf of the cupboard to the right are in the Dillon house and still get used. I will probably have to adopt those unless one of the kids wants them.

  5. grandmothertrucker Says:

    I love red in a kitchen. Ask any of the Courtois girls, our mom loved red, especially in the kitchen. I remember my mom wearing aprons. She had a bunch of them. I love this photo. She looks like Mouse!

  6. kayak woman Says:

    I remember I was thinking of Sally when I bought a red teakettle for the new Houghton Lake cabin. And other red things also began showing up.

  7. GG Says:

    We still have the toaster and yhe kettle.

  8. Kathy Farnell Says:

    The cart to the right of the stove is similar to a cart that was next to my dad’s chair at the kitchen table in our house. That is where our family toaster was located. All throughout breakfast in the morning and dinner each evening, we would say “toast please” and my dad would fulfill our request. Also, I always think of my mom when I see Lizzy, but in this picture I see Lizzy too. Love the apron!

  9. DogMomster Says:

    Huh… the story The Engineer told, it was the Dillon Ave. house that Grandroobly bought without consulting The Comm…. *headspins*