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  • Toby Knobel Fluek :
  • Rekindling the Embers

    Rekindling the Embers

    rekindling the embers

    The iron was kept hot by filling it with hot wood embers. In order for the iron to maintain the heat, you had constantly to wave it high in the air to agitate the embers. Then every half-hour or so we had to refill it with more hot embers from the wood-burning stove.

    It was a painstaking job to iron in those days.

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