The Well Treated Thermometer – This is so funny and probably true

A Well Treated Thermometer

A prominent physician of Baltimore tells of an amusing experience of the early days of his practice when he was residing in a small town where by far the majority of the workers were miners.

“I was greatly distressed at the unsanitary conditions prevailing in their cottages,” says the doctor. “and, among other things, I tried to explain to each household the importance of maintaining a wholesome atmosphere in their sleeping rooms. I laid in a stock of thermometers, which were distributed to the household where they were most needed. I took pains to point out to each family in turn just how this thermometer would indicate the proper degree of temperature.cold-thermometer

“As I was making the rounds one day I inquired of the woman at the head of one establishment, wherein I observed my thermometer proudly displayed at the end of a string, whether she had followed my instructions

“Yes sir,’ answered she; ‘I’m very careful about the temperature, I watch the thing all the time as it hangs up there.”

“What do you do when the temperature rises above us?”

“I take it down sir, an’ put it outside till it cools off a bit.”

Harper’s Weekly 1908

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and www.daysgoneby.me

All her books can be purchased at Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

She has authored numerous genealogy books.
RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE)
is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2)
is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series)
Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)
is the continuation of the story. .

For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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