A Matter Of Opinion

Keo Chronicles: July 30, 1945

Io and Fred's refrigeration was moved to their new apartment -- and my little icebox brought over from 1008. It's lucky the weather has changed to cool for I cannot get ice.

*About the photo: This was in Keo's collection of photos. On the back is written: At Lake Coeur d'Alene, July 19, 1931.

*About iceboxes from wiseGeek: "The first kitchen “appliance” that bears some resemblance to the refrigerator is the icebox. These were developed just before the 19th century. They were simply wooden boxes, often installed in a home, and sometimes lined with metal or other materials. People would purchase ice, place it in the box, and then store foods that needed to be kept cool. The ice would slowly melt, so most ice boxes featured drip pans, which could be removed and dumped."

*What are the Keo Chronicles? See rest of entry.




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