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Adult's Table: Food was served on the center turntable, known as a lazy Susan. Each person sitting at the table could turn the lazy Susan to obtain food. The chair seats were low so that those sitting for meals would have their faces close to the plates and there would be less chance of food dropping onto their clothing. Washing clothes was hard work and wore the clothes out, so keeping them clean was important. The tables were always covered with white linen tablecloths at mealtime and large cloth napkins in the diners' laps helped keep clothes clean.

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