Winnie O'Dell tells us about a typical day in the life of a fisherman's wife: "As soon as I got up, I would put the bread on, then put water on the stove to heat up because there was no electricity or running water. I had to wash clothes everyday by wash tub, and a board, and a bar of sunlight soap. After the water was on the stove, I would go and empty the pail. No toilets. Then wash and dress the small children, give them breakfast, then get breakfast ready for the men who just came in from fishing. Then wash the dishes, clean the lamps, sweep the floor, put the tub up and wash the clothes, cook dinner, put the clothes on the line and bushes to dry. Get dinner, wash the dishes, put the little ones down for a nap, wash up the floor, then get something prepared for supper. Wash and dress the children for bed. Iron the clothes at night, sometimes after I undressed the children at night, I would wash their clothes and put it out to dry if I saw that the weather was going to be nice."