If one of your late ancestors were to come back from the dead and join you for dinner, what things about your family would this person find the most shocking?
I can just imagine my mother if she were alive today being disapproving of the fact that we
- Rarely eat at the dinner table
- Don’t always do the washing up straight after the meal.
When I was growing up we usually ate at the kitchen table, or for special occasions the dining table and there was no TV watching while we ate. If you wanted to watch the news you ate earlier. In her later years when she lived alone she did abandon that habit to a degree so perhaps she wouldn’t mind that much.
Washing up was something that was done as soon as you left the table. Mind you as we often used to sit talking for a long time after we’d finished it wasn’t that prompt but it was always done. Mine is often done as late as nine or ten o’clock. I still feel guilty if I don’t do it straight away.
Mum was never backwards in coming forwards so I know if she were around today she would certainly say something.