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RE: OT- ovens/ranges

Sounds like one we had in St. John's Newfoundland during the 1950s.  It was
a wonderful experience for a 10 year old...we lived there for three
years...it was like going back in history.  The coal was delivered by horse
and cart; the stores weighed out the flour and cheese; all the funerals
were by caissons; across the street from our apartment, there was a water
pump where people who lived in the nearby buildings got their water. 
Fortunately, we lived in a more modern flat and had running water.

One of the beautiful things was the annual arrival of the Portuguese fleet
to fish in the Grand Banks.  Their ships were wooden, over 100 years old,
and flew colored sails.  A time now gone.

> [Original Message]
> From: Rich Apking <red4@omni-tech.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 10/2/2006 11:47:44 PM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT- ovens/ranges
> Hi Auralie, The stove that I remember was one that burned corn cobs.  It
> huge (maybe I was just small) and had a water resivour (sp) to hold and
> hot water, that was used for our baths on Friday nights.  We three kids
> would draw straws to see in what order we used the water.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> Sent: Sunday, October 01, 2006 12:30 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT- ovens/ranges
> Since we bought our first house in  '54 I have never had a conventional
> "range."  I have always had the oven separate from the cooktop.  And
> since we moved here in ''70, I have had a gas cooktop and an electric
> oven.  Just seems to work better that way for me, and if we are out of
> power I can still cook.  Until we redid the kitchen in '92, my ovens had
> always been above the counter.  Now I have two large ones below the
> counter, but not beneath the cook-top, which is on an island in the
> center of the room, with storage room below.
> In fact, when I was a child, living with my grandmother in Florida, the
> oven was on top of the kerosene stove she used in the summertime
> when she didn't want to heat up the large wood stove. I'll bet no one
> else remembers primitive arrangements like that!
> Auralie
> In a message dated 10/01/2006 10:57:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> kmrsy@comcast.net writes:
> not regional, I don't think.  They are called both here.  Also, Theresa's
> message seemed to indicate that oven is also synonymous w both stove and
> range, but to me the oven is the bottom part of a stove.  Or an oven can
> purchased separately but has no cooktop surface.
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