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Taking Turns

There were 10 of us kids , so we took turns washing and drying dishes on alternating nights. Saturday, we girls vacuumed, or waxed and polished the floors. We also cleaned and polished all the shoes. We mowed, we swept. Whatever needed being done. ( I loved polishing the floors ) We also had to spring and fall clean our individual bedrooms.

When we became teenagers, we were responsible for ironing our own clothes. My mother washed the floors and cleaned bathrooms everyday except on Sunday. Our house was always organized and immaculate. If we didn't do it right the first time, then we did it over and over until it was right. To this day , I am still a clean freak.

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