This is one of my favourite pictures of recent history. It reminds me of a picture you might see in a religious education book ..... like the kind we used when I was a kid in CCD, the catholic version of Bible school. I can't remember what the acronym stands for. This picture reminds me of that because we seem to be having fun doing something constructive. Actually I think my mother was getting irritated with us for not focusing on the dishes.
My mom always had lots of energy and enthusiasm and was tenacious as a task master. When I was young, every Saturday, she would get us kids up and we each had a job to do. I had to clean the bathrooms. I remember using a toothbrush to polish the chrome. Now whose idea was that? Not mine, I am sure of it.
The girls took turns doing the dishes at night as well. We would have done them together but we fought too much. I can remember complaining bitterly, as we all did, that my brother didn't have to do them. Well he's got his now. He does lots of them. His wife is very modern.