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Saturday, February 12, 2011

My Family Jail

You may not believe this-but it's true!  When I was little, I used to have a jail in my house-a real one!  The prisoners were kept where you would expect them to be-- just down the hall from my kitchen.

Except for a 6 hour break on Sunday, my mom or dad had to be at the house 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! My mom did everything for the prisoners, including feeding them 3 home cooked meals a day.  At one time she had 13 prisoners and no dishwasher! She also watched her 2, then 3 children, and even took on some other child care in her home. As for me?  Those prisoners were so lucky--I would break out my  easybaker oven on occasions and make them the most amazing cake like creations.

We moved to a new home when I was 6.  Before the move, I just couldn't understand.  I would ask, "Doesn't everybody have a jail in their house?"

So now, when all of my dishes are piled up, the living room is trashed, the laundry room floor in covered with clothes-again, I just remember my sweet hardworking mom and am grateful everyone does not have a jail in their home.

My grandparents,  brother, and little me--behind the bars
 Click here to check out my old home!

Grumpy Mom Goal of the Day: Remember, it could always be a little worse.

9 Comments:

At February 12, 2011 at 1:21 PM , Blogger Belle Dufay said...

That's so strange, wasn't your mother scared? I know I would be!

 
At February 12, 2011 at 1:55 PM , Blogger Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas said...

WOW! I would never have thought they even did that. What a strong, brave & hardworking woman your mom was!

Bernadette - new follower
http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com

 
At February 12, 2011 at 3:21 PM , Blogger thingsthatkeepmesane.com said...

This may be a day trip for us one day (we're in IC). How funny, that is one crazy story. Thanks for the follow, I'm following back.
Heather
www.thingsthatkeepmesane.com

 
At February 12, 2011 at 5:27 PM , Blogger Erin said...

I can't believe you had a real jail in your house! But it sure makes for an interesting story, doesn't it?

 
At February 12, 2011 at 8:12 PM , Blogger Kris said...

That is an awesomely cool story!

 
At February 12, 2011 at 8:35 PM , Blogger Amanda S. said...

Cool story! New follower from the hop :)
http://mommyspeanutgallery.blogspot.com/

 
At February 13, 2011 at 3:25 PM , Blogger GrumpyGratefulMom said...

Hi everyone-thanks for following and actually reading! To Belle--my mom said she wasn't scared because she was always extra cautious and careful, but she still made sure to pray for her family's safety every day:)

 
At February 14, 2011 at 10:11 AM , Blogger Donna said...

There was really a jail in your house!? Wow! I still think it's great that you're from Iowa!

 
At February 15, 2011 at 7:38 AM , Blogger Fanny said...

you have a lovely blog, i follow you! xxx

 

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