fill the kettle

@shelagh77 (3643)
February 4, 2007 8:08pm CST
My Mother was an evacuee during the second world war. From an early age she drilled it into me that one always fills the kettle with water before one goes to bed. If there is a raid in the night and the water supply is disrupted you still have the water for a nice cup of tea. I suppose that goes double nowadays, when all sorts of workmen drill through water mains. What sensible habit from a past age did your parents encourage you to keep up?
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@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
5 Feb 07
from my grandma never go to bed mad at your spose hug and make up before going to bed . Funny thing I never seen her or grandpa hug and they slept in seperate beds , but he was a farmer and got up al thru the night to irrigate so maybe this was so he wouldnt disturb her sleep
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@shelagh77 (3643)
7 Feb 07
Never going to bed mad at someone is always good advice, because you never know if they will pass over in the night and then you will never get the chance to make up. Sleeping in separate beds sounds good to me. Other Half doesn't have to get up to disturb me, he is a restless sleeper!
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@rainbow (6763)
5 Feb 07
my mum used to do that, but I never knew why. I don't but it is avbout 1/2 full after my last drink.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
7 Feb 07
Maybe it was for the same reason. My Mum was always very determined that the kettle would be full of water for the next day and she would be very displeased if something happened to diminish the water level!
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
10 Feb 07
Well I never thought of it that way, but I always fill my Kettle up at night. The only time that is no use to me is, when the electric is of.
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@shelagh77 (3643)
11 Feb 07
We always have gas and electricity, because you usually have one or the other if these is a cut. The one time we didn't have gas we had bottled gas and a stove, so that we always had an alternative to electricity. Mind you, we did have frequent power cuts, so it was the sensible option for us at that time.