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First Shower

“The ship which sailed me into Canada was named “Columbia”. That ship had showers and it is there that I had my first shower ever. And from that day forward, I love showers, always fresh water, wonderful. No more sponge baths, or the bathtub taken out of the pantry into the kitchen, filled with cold water, and on the side hung a contraption which heated the water. After your bath, the tub water had to be emptied with a bucket.”

- Brigitte von Schwerin arrived from Germany in 1955. [S2012.1996.1]