We took some things for granted such as doing the dishes, and seemed to have a system of who was to wash and who was to dry. Even so, it was the closest we came to squabbling, with one thinking the other was in the way in our tiny kitchen, or one was too slow to dry, or too fast to wash! The best trick was for the dish-washer to swing round and drop all the clean dried dishes back in the water, so the driers had to dry the same dishes again! It would take a while before those who were drying the dishes caught on to the trick, and would pretty quickly be screaming for Mum to sort out the injustice!
Marie: And yet another story!
It seems to be a trait of the elderly to tell stories and often repeat the same stories. As our family has a major Reunion in February 2015 I will tell a family story each day and NOT repeat it for 100 days. I will use christian names from our earlier generations as pseudonyms.