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Sleeping in a feather bed
Now and Then
feather bed
For decades, maybe centuries, feather beds were treasured by families in the rural south and elsewhere. They are mentioned as bequests in wills like land, farm animals and valued furniture. Their worth is clear to anyone whoever slept in a typical high-ceilinged house during a very cold night while “bogged up” in a feather bed and a stack of quilts.
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