From Myddfai: Its Land and Peoples by David B James 1991
Some of the more intriguing examples from the collection of miscellaneous
items relating to 'times past' which appeared in the Myddfai Women's
Institute Scrap Book compiled in 1952
<That Myddfai people call their neighbours of Llanddeusant 'Cossacks'
<That girls walked barefoot to chapel in Llandovery carrying their shoes -
to save leather
<That they used to bake enough 'bara cyrch' (oat bread) in one day to last
for 3 months
<That in c 1865 no knives were used on Sundays - 'er duwioldeb' (for
<That skilled breadmakers used their forearms as 'rolling pins'
<That the window blinds used to be lowered on Sundays
<That in an endeavour to ascertain the real intention of a suitor,
maidservants used to ask 'P'un hyd Angau neu Glamai?'
(Is it unto Death or May Day ?)
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