Boy I feel like we were wealthy, NOT! But we had an indoor bathroom, we had a milkman and we kids use to fight for the layer of cream atop each glass bottle. He also left us butter, yogurt and cheese. We picked our own vegetables once a week at the farm where we drove to get fresh eggs.
I remember we had an ice box, a chest the ice man would come and fill with this big block of ice. Oh, and the coal bin and watching the coal truck man shovel the coal into the shoot where it slid down into the basement bin.
Mother made her own lye soap for laundry and had a washboard and an old fashion washing machine and it had on it a roller that squeezed the clothes and partly dried them, before hanging them on the line.
Never saw a vacuum cleaner until I was 10 and thats when we also got our first round screen black and white TV.
I remember mother having our shoes resoled so many times and they had metal taps to make them last longer. Does anyone remember hand-me-down? I wore my male cousins jeans, and t-shirts and jackets, then if still in decent shape my brother got then.
But we survived and I never knew we weren't rich...
At Christmas we kids each got ONE gift not like my own kids where the floor was covered with boxes...
Not everything, but somethings were better then and taught us good lessons about life.