Wednesday, May 6, 2020

How I Learned To Use A Coal Oil Lamp

I grew up without power so it was a big deal when I was old enough to be trusted with a coal oil lamp.  I was almost in high school before this happened.  Ira sometimes used gas powered lamps which made frightening hissing noises when in use and those terrified me.  I couldn't stand the hissing sound.
So when I was trusted to lift the cover and blow out the lamp I was honored and proud.
So that is a little bit about when I was a child that I find interesting.  I hope yyu do too.

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