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It was quite usual in the post war years for busy housewives to pay for a daily help if they could afford to do so.
Although it would have been usual in those days to address each other as Mrs Smith or Mrs Brown for instance, this would appear too formal
for the relationship between housewife and daily help. And yet to call each other by your Christian names would have
been unheard of. The solution was to give your daily help a nickname, which eased the formality without encrouching
on the boundaries of your relationship. Hence names such as Spod, Smithy and so on were quite usual at this time.
In many cases close bonds would develop between the family and the daily help.
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