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Children's Table: Once the adults finished eating dinner, the children came to the dining room to eat at this drop leaf walnut table. There was always enough food to serve everyone. The children did not stay long at their meals. They could talk with one another but no one was allowed to hum or sing while at the table. They were encouraged to eat quickly so the table could be cleared and the dishes carried back to the kitchen. Small children could sit in the high chair at the table, but the very youngest ones ate in the kitchen. Dogs were never allowed in the dining room during meals.


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