WRITING in The Argus, under the headline “Labour’s view” and titled “I’m scared and angry about the Energy Crisis,” Amanda Evans said she plans to dress warmly indoors.
Well, I don’t know how old Amanda is, so I would suggest that she has a chat with either her parents or grandparents about how we used to keep each other warm.
She would learn that most of us lived in houses that had only one heater, a single open charcoal fire in the living room. Except for the kitchen, it was freezing everywhere in winter and going to bed wasn’t just about “dressing warmly”. In fact, on many occasions we didn’t even unwrap our bodies, instead boarding fully clothed and even piling our coats on top.
And, Amanda, we also had an energy crisis.
There were times in the past when we could only get a hundredweight of coal (that’s about 50 kilos) every 14 days, and when it ran out, as was sometimes the case, my father had to take drastic measures to ensure that we could could have at least a little heat.
He once ripped down our backyard fence and burned it, which was a bit dangerous because it left an unprotected 9-foot fall to the ground.
He once chopped up a piano and then had a fiendish job trying to get rid of the metal backing that held all the strings.
So, good luck with your wool sweaters, Amanda, and be thankful you’re not living in the so-called good old days anymore.
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