Scene: driving home from Salem, Massachusetts. We had just taken a tour of The House of the Seven Gables.
Me (thinking over the iron teakettle we'd just seen that weighed 25 lbs. empty): I'd have made a really sucky Colonial woman, what with my bad back and all.
Daddy Shortbread: True.
Me (musing): Of course, I'd probably have died in childbirth, so there wouldn't have been too many years of kettle-lifting for me anyway.
Daddy Shortbread: Oh, hon. They'd have burned you at the stake LONG before you'd made it to childbirth.