In the thirties, homes did
not have washrooms.
Taking baths were family
Saturday night found the tub
in the kitchen
Kids would often bath in
baby was the first one washed
He splashed around in fun.
Then kid number two, three
Until the whole family was
Then came the missus, she had her soak
More water and soap were thrown in.
At last Fritz
would have his turn in the tub
With bubbles up over
After his bath, Fritz was most uneasy
When he moved, things didn't seem right.
it bothered him when he sat down,
his skin tense and tight.
He went to the clinic
and lay on his belly
And the doctor examined his
He called in the nurse and with sharp little
They scraped off a big wad of gum.
Next Saturday bath-time Fritz laid down the law
IF or BUT or MAYBE
The missus and kids had to wait
till the last
And he jumped in the tub with the