I remember meals eaten at oilcloth covered tables;
These brightly colored tablecloths of flower or gingham design
added style to Depression days
when our family dined.
If the coffee spilled, or baby tipped his milk,
Mother wouldn’t cry;
she had confidence this cloth
would keep the table dry.
Oilcloth was so durable and easy to wipe clean.
it was yesteryear’s housewives’ dream.
By Doris Stensland – May, 2015