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Grandma’s Kitchen Block of the Week #18 of 25

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Grandma’s Kitchen block of the week #18 is called The Fridge. It is designed by Pat Sloan. As the name states, our story this week is memories of ‘The Fridge’ and here is mine:

Our ‘Frigidaire’ was one of those with the rounded top and a very tiny freezer on the inside. The freezer had a couple of metal ice trays that everyone ‘forgot’ to fill with water so ice was never available. It was not self-defrosting either. I remember heating water on the stove until it was boiling and sitting a pan inside the freezer to defrost all the ice that accumulated. This was an ongoing process and it was a pain. I am so thankful for frost-free refrigerators now.

Our fridge was not full of condiments like we have now. Things like mustard and vinegar were not refrigerated and left overs were eaten at the next meal or put in the soup pot. No prepared food was purchased from the grocery as all our food was stored in jars in the cellar, in the smoke house,  in the hen-house, or in the cow.

This fridge was also very loud. It was not noticeable during the day but it would wake you from a sound sleep when it kicked on at night.

Thanks for visiting with me and reading about my ‘good old days.’