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Hands up if you remember saving for your bottom drawer?
For those of you who don't know what this was, it was an age old custom of filling a bottom drawer of a chest of drawers (if you could afford to fill it that is), with things you would need when you got married and left home to become a wife.
I started my bottom drawer when I was about 17, hoping that one day I would meet Mr. Right and everything I had saved hard for, would be useful.
I can't remember everything I had in there but know I had some tea towels, dishclothes, a counterpane (anyone still have one?), a blanket, double sheet and two pillowcases. Those took me an age to save for especially as my first job was was just £7 per week and £5 of that went to my sister for house-keeping:(
Being young and naive, I didn't realise that my 40 hour week was basically slavery for such a paltry sum. I did however, enjoy this first job, straight out of school where I worked for the Fatstock Marketing Company (FMC). This involved sorting out the deliveries/transport of livestock, from farms to the abattoir and elsewhere, whatever was needed by them.
In return, our reps would come into the office with pies, joints of meat, sausages, eggs, bacon etc, which we took in turns to take home. We could even order something for Christmas, I ordered a 3lb loin of pork, for free:)
Eventually though, staff changed and I no longer enjoyed working there, so left to go to The Halifax Building Society as it was then, for the princely sum of £96 per month - wow!
That enabled me to begin my bottom drawer.
As life would have it, by the time I got married, I had left all shared accommodation behind and was living on my own, in quite a big bedsit, with a tv and music centre (supplied by Radio Rentals).
DB was single and had lots of electrical things, so between us, we only needed to buy a bed, fridge, freezer, cooker and suite. The cooker and fridge were wedding presents, the rest we bought gradually on 'tick' - now that is a blast from the past.
Does anyone remember a bottom drawer, if so, what was in it and did it come in use?
Have a lovely weekend everyone.