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Re: How many here shared a room or even a bed


@Catty2 wrote:

We lived in a 2 bedroom house, so my brother and I shared a room with twin beds until I was 14 and he was 9.  It was pretty exciting to finally have our own bedrooms when we moved to a bigger house. 


My Mom and her brother who was only a year younger than her grew up sharing a room along with their widowed Uncle. There was a drapery across the room dividing it - males on the larger side and my Mom on the smaller side. To get to her section my Mom had to walk thru their section.I imagine during the depression this sort of thing was more common as a lot of family crammed into one house to save money.

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I shared a bedroom with my little sister (7 years younger).  I think it's why we are so close to this day.  Lots of shared memories.

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I shared a room with my sister till we left home. There was 17 months difference between us and I was the oldest.  We were always given the biggest bedroom and slept in twin beds.  We each had our own dresser and we shared a small closet. 

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That is awful.  

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@Perkup you poor thing, what a memory for a small child to have of her grandmother. When I stayed over night at my grams house I slept with her in her bed and she would tell me stories about the mermaids and sailors. I loved those stories and I can still smell her sometimes, she had a fresh, but exotic smell.

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Shared a big dormer room with my sister until I went to college and then got married. There were 4 kids so everyone had to share.

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Re: How many here shared a room or even a bed

Depending on where we were stationed my sister and I shared a room and sometimes a bed. 

It was also common to only have one bathroom. 

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@Perkup I am so sorry that happened to you.  Terrible things to say to a child.....cruelty to children just makes me so angry.  

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We were just talking about this last night - it was very common in homes in Pittsburgh for people to put just a toilet in the basement as a second BR - them either build a wall or more commonly - put a shower curtain around it for privacy.You would go wash your hands in the laundry sink. In a house with only one bathroom it certainly was great when you really had to go. As a matter of fact - my DH & I had the rough ins put in for a BR in our basement at our Pittsburgh home - then immediately installed a toilet down there with corregated steel "walls" around it.Had that for a while - then had a real BR finished down there.

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Re: How many here shared a room or even a bed

My sister and I each had our own rooms, but at some point I wanted bunk beds, so my parents set them up and my sister and I shared a room for a few years. When we moved when I was in second or third grade, we moved into separate rooms.

 

The only time we shared a bed was when we were too young to have our own hotel room and so we would share one bed and my parents would share the other. Later we would get adjoining rooms instead.