Same here -- and I'm not even a mother, an aunt, yes -- but a mother -- no. I was raised this same way and I haven't been what I consider "sick" since 2nd grade -- going on 42 and freezing (but not shoveling) here in Chicago.
> wrote:Dear Fellow Slovaks:
I can't help but put my 2 cents worth in...I was the oldest child of
Slovak parents and helped raise my younger siblings. I also raised 4
children of my own. I was taught by my Mother who learned from her
Mother and so on thru the generations. Some things stay the same. I
suspect most of us had similiar upbringings. None of my children ever
wore throw away diapers. (I agree with whoever said they are not
disposable but linger for eons in our landfills). We used only cloth
diapers and first dunked them in the toilet to "Pre-clean" them,
wrung them out by hand then soaked them in a diaper pail with a
little Dreft Laundry Detergent. I then washed them in my Maytag
washer using the hottest water available. Three washings for my
daughter who had extremely fair and tender skin.
Commercial baby food was rarely bought and only for emergencies. We
made our own. Slovak chicken soup with the vegetables, noodles and
broth mashed fine and stored in the freezer in little margarine cups
with lids was a particular favorite so was venison stew since my
husband loved to hunt.
However, in defense of modern day Mother's in today's economy - I was
a stay at home Mom. My husband supported us very well on his salary
alone. Now he's retired, the children are all grown and I work. We
just had our 43rd anniversary. I feel very sad that today's young
Mom's have to work to make ends meet. I'm sure the hardest thing
they've ever had to do was put that precious baby in the hands of
someone else to care for while they earn a living. I was blessed.
Regards to you all...I love reading your posts.
PS: My Gramma Cerveny wore knickers - My Mom wore nothing. :o)
--- In Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com, brieuc@a... wrote:
> Dear Claudia:
> To answer your question about how those of us who had babies in
> Age" (before disposable diapers) handled the waste disposal, so to
> used cloth diapers and we washed them and used them over and over
> Of course there were disposables but they were very expensive and
> wildly splurged and bought them if we were going to take the infant
on a trip.
> But then we were also the early Stone Age mothers who never bought
> pastuerized, sanitized, vitamin-added imitation milk formula in the
> grocery-store. We simply used the old-fashioned method for this
> surprisingly, our babies raely got sick. There were actually some
> that really worked well in the old days.
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