"Mom put up new paper every year. My job was to brush on the paste."
We rolled out the paper the night before.
The panels were laid out on the floor in the order they were to be hung
and cut with the pattern matches made.
Mom made her own paste...no pre-pasted paper or buckets of commercial paste.
I remember that so well. It seems like just yesterday, but of course it wasn't...it was 1940.
Does anyone wallpaper anymore?
Not as much as they use to, Mother!
Although, with the 1940 Census now available on the Internet,
and the '1940's Retro Look' becoming more popular,
I bet it won't be long before folks will be
"Busier than a One-Armed Paper Hanger"!