While my days are long, taking in laundry and doing ironing, helped pay the bills. Don’t get me wrong, Bob and I didn’t want for much. We had always said that “happiness was better than owning the world.” Looking around the kitchen, I had just about everything we needed. Since the electric company had run the lines to our house, many of the household chores that was done by hand, was now much easier. After getting the children off to school, putting down Miss Mary, our two year old, I try to find time for me. While that hardly ever happens, I do take time to drink a cup of coffee and clean up the kitchen. Most days begin the same way. I don’t mind the routine and most days the mornings slips by. Today, Mrs. Johnson, who lives down the road, dropped by with on of her hot blueberry pies. She said” Make sure your man Bob gets a piece. He is so nice when he delivers the fresh milk and cheese off the milk wagon”. I will have to have Bob make sure to take back the empty pie pan to Mrs. Johnson while on his route. Its the little things in life that make a difference. with such a large family, we have to pinch pennies. I don’t mind it but sometimes I dream about going to a fancy restaurant and eat everything off the menu. Our family is not alone in this penny pinching practice. Most of our friends are just getting by since the factory closed. My Bob is lucky working at the creamery.