Re: Garden decor was Re: [gardeners] 'Bright Lights' (
Tue, 06 Jan 1998 14:23:30 -0500

At 10:25 AM 06-01-98, George Shirley wrote:
>At 09:06 AM 1/6/98 -0700, you wrote:
>>At 10:47 AM 1/6/98 -0500, you wrote:
>>>>I was looking for an old bathtub, one with legs.  Think it would
>>>>make a nice raised bed, besides being "art."
>>>>I'm not into a "beautiful" garden.  I think the more fun one has
>>>>in the garden, the more fun it is.
>>>We've actually got one of those bathtubs and are planning to use it as a
>>>bog garden...someday. There isn't enough time!!
>>>Cheryl Schaefer
>>>Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY
>>I have some friends who recently remodeled/restored an old house, and
>>they're using the old claw foot bathtubs.  I'm glad I don't have to take a
>>shower or bath in one.  They're much higher than modern tubs, so you hit
>>one shin and the other foot catches as you step out.  In a Princeton, N.J.
>>hotel, I so emerged from their shower in a claw tub, stepped out and down a
>>step (step built in to hold plumbing pipes, since the hotel originally
>>didn't have such things), and as I fell, I grabbed a pipe to break my fall.
>> The pipe was a hot water pipe, and I was one mad wet hen.  Margaret, who
>>is not sentimental about those damned bathtubs.  Nor the old square
>>galvanized ones which, when you were sitting in hot water, and leaned your
>>back against it, was still icy cold, confounding all ideas of heat
>My Gawd, you're really old!! Reckon you had "thunder mugs" back in olden
>times too? ;-))

George!  Ladies use honey-buckets!  And they came with little crochet lace
covers on the undersides of the lids so no one would hear them clink in the
middle of the night.  Lucinda