cleaning up for 2013

Grandma and Dad
Grandma and Dad

My old gran used to say (every Christmas I think) that she had no idea why there was such fuss over Christmas and that New Year was the thing.

In her day (Ayrshire, 1890s and onwards) people cleaned the chimneys, fireplaces, windows and doorsteps before the end of the year and paid off all debts.

She’d be a tad disappointed nowadays I reckon.

Merry (frugal) Christmas.

And a final word from Grandma.I did love her but she was ‘awfa’ sad.

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