At a certain level housekeeping is a regime of small kindnesses, which, taken together, make the world salubrious, savory,and warm. I think of the acts of comfort offered and received with a household as precisely sacramental.
"When I Was A Child" Autobiography of Charles Shaw. A first-hand account of life as a child worker in the North Staffordshire Potteries in the 1840's. From thepotteries.org w/most chapters available free online.
Fox News contributor insults transgender kids: “When I was a child, I thought I was a cocker spaniel” - "This is about social engineering," she said, "and it starts very early." By Scott Kaufman [I'd say she has a brain of a Cocker Spaniel IF it wouldn't be an insult to such beautiful dogs!]