ANST - What I learn in College

Nan Bradford-Reid ad-4na at
Wed Nov 12 06:21:20 PST 1997

At 10:49 PM 11/11/97 -0600, you wrote:
>> What I have read on the subject was that bathing was viewed by the church as
>> being decadent, probably because folks had a tendency to bathe together,
>> however.
>> Catherine
>I got to thinking about this bathing being decadent ther other day. 
>Think about it from a time management point of view.  To have a hot bath
>in the home you have to have:
>1.  A large enough vessel to hold all or most of your body.
>2.  A rather large amount of water, drawn by hand.
>3.  A fire.
>4.  A vessel to heat water in.
>Now, think how much time  it would take to bath.  Time that good decent
>(fairly dirty) people could use doing other work that would more
>directly benefit the family.

Maybe that's why they bathed together?  ;^)

>All this proves that I have way too much time on my hands....  ;)

So, bathe more!  <G>


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