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They say cleanliness is next to Godliness - but I say its next to impossible

They say cleanliness is next to Godliness - but I say its next to impossible


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They say cleanliness is next to Godliness - but I say its next to impossible

They say cleanliness is next to Godliness - but I say its next to impossible. A young child fails to clean their grimy knees no matter how hard they scrub! Date: 1933

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1933 Attwell Bath Brush Clean Dirty Fail Failing Fails Jan20 Knees Lucie Scamp Scrubbing Toddler Grimy


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They say cleanliness is next to Godliness,

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the saying goes, but for this young scamp of a child, achieving spotless knees seemed an impossible feat. Captured in a charming photograph from the 1930s, the image shows a toddler named Lucie, clad in a frilly blue dress, sitting in a tub filled with water. With a determined expression on her face, she wields a scrubbing brush, attempting to erase the grime that clings stubbornly to her knees. Despite her best efforts, the dirt refuses to budge, leaving her with a smear of muddy residue. The scene is filled with a sense of fun and humor, as the child's playful attitude shines through, even in her moment of frustration. The photograph, taken in 1933, offers a delightful glimpse into the everyday life of a young girl during the thirties. The image evokes a sense of nostalgia and warmth, reminding us of the simple joys of childhood and the endless challenges that come with growing up. The young girl's determination to clean her knees, despite the seemingly insurmountable task, is a testament to her spirit and the resilience of youth. This charming photograph, with its playful subject and timeless message, is a delight to behold and a reminder that sometimes, the journey is more important than the destination.

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