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Home Life in Nelson: The Table
Rev. Edwin Noah Hardy (1861-1950) Transcribed and edited by Roberta Wingerson The wooden table was long, narrow, and roughly-made often supported by saw-horses in the early days. The tablecloth, then known as the board-cloth was made of the most durable hand-woven linen. Napkins were not used until later. The knives and forks were made of steel and