OT....The demise of domesticity?
This is OT but I'd like to hear from others about this.
As I was ironing my pillowcases this morning I began to wonder whether the art of homemaking or domesticity has become a thing of the past.
I recall my own mother ironing everything. Of course that was in the 1950;s when clothes dryers weren't widely available and she hung all her clothes on a line.
She also had a schedule of fall house cleaning and spring cleaning .....even the walls were washed down.
When I was a Home Economics major in education while at college I had to spend 8 weeks in what was called "the Home Management House" ,,,, a large victorian home where we lived and practiced the skills of homemaking .
There were many other girls there as well and we were responsible for a different housekeeping task each week.
And once in the rotation we had to plan a party for members of the community.
Our efforts were evalutated by a live-in proffessor.
I wonder if today's women have the same ethic for keeping house.
I know many who would think I'm crazy for ironing pillowcases or napkins.
I'm at the other end of my 60's..........a baby boomer.
Is it just my era?
What do you think?