Sunday, August 26, 2007

Did You Know...

Did you know that back in a time when dirt floors in homes were still common, home owners would often spread straw on the floor during the winter months? This served a couple of purposes. It helped with moisture that was tracked in on shoes and also helped give the floor a warmer feel. One problem, however, was that each time the door was opened for somebody to go in or out, the straw would be blown out of the door as well.

This problem was solved by placing a board (about an inch thick) in the doorway to hold the straw in the house...a thresh hold (threshold)!

John

1 comment:

Random Magus said...

That was really interesting. Treshold...very cool