87 Years Old and Never A Single Shower???

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Professionals 21498

My mother is 87 years old, and she has never taken a shower in her lifetime. Never. Not even once. Oh, she is a clean lady, don’t get me wrong; she’s just never had a shower. And she is not alone among ladies of her generation.

My mom takes baths. She would never dare dream of standing up andMom's Bathtub putting her face in the path of gushing water from a shower head. Not in a million years. She draws a modest amount of warm water into a clean white tub, carefully eases herself into that tub, and cleans herself with bar soap and a washcloth. Then, when she is done, she carefully steps out of that tub, lets the water out, and dries herself off and gets her gown on. (She takes her baths in the evening – has for as long as I can remember and probably longer)

My mother is 87 years old, and she has never taken a shower in her lifetime.

There’s something kind of cool about that…don’t you think?

 

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Rainmaker
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Susan Brown
Keller Williams NE, Kingwood Texas (Humble & Atascocita too)

Sheila, There is something relaxing about taking a bath, that's a luxury for me!  Your kitty pictures are beautiful.

December 14, 2010 10:43 AM
Rainmaker
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Kristi DeFazio
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That is so cool. I would think for someone elderly it would be harder to get in and out of though. I guess in her times she wasn't as rushed as we are today. Sometimes I am in and out in 3 minutes!

December 14, 2010 10:44 AM
Rainmaker
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Susan, a bath is certainly a lot more relaxing than a shower.. and thanks.. i love my kitties :)

 

Kristi, It is getting harder for her, but she still won't consider a  shower!! lol..

December 15, 2010 12:07 AM
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Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof
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Sheila, the house I grew up in had a clawfoot tub and no shower. The house was built in 1910. When I was a little girl, my mother made me keep the bathroom door open because she was afraid I would drown, after all, it was a deep tub and I was a little kid. We never had the luxury of a shower and my mother lived in that house until 2006. Had she lived, she would have been 85 years old.

I guess I never realized how lucky I was to always have the option, bathtub or shower. I lived in many places after I got married and never gave it a second thought about how much luckier I was just because I could have one or the other. My mother and father lived until the day they died only having one bathroom and one clawfoot tub. Also, the bathroom did not have any heat vents or even a radiator to keep warm. When it came to taking baths, none of us spent a long time in it because it seemed to take forever to fill up the tub and it didn't take long for the water to get cold. In addition, our bathroom was in the kitchen and during the cold winter months, my mother used to bake something in the oven to keep the kitchen warm for us while we took baths. I came from a family of seven, so today, it would seem like a challenge or an inconvenience, but when I didn't know any better, or had anything else to compare it to, it didn't matter. So I guess, my mother was a lot like yours, she didn't complain and was thankful for what she had!

 

January 11, 2011 12:23 AM
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we should all be more thankful for what we have!! a good lesson there.. :)

January 11, 2011 07:57 PM
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