****<quoted text>That's when a broom was a broom...not this crap they sell today.
You could absolutely clear out a house full of kids!
Make hoe handles out of them if need be,or a good walking stick.
Mainly a WEAPON!!!!
I hear ya! clawed my way under the bed a many time..lol
My Mother was 5 foot nothing,but make her mad and she had super human strength!
You are so right. Good old fashioned corn broom. Sat on a little enclosed porch off the kitchen along with the mop and pail, a dozen pairs of muddy shoes and boots, gramps overalls, a few caps and the chicken feed as I recall. And yes, she could clear out a house full of noisy kids in a heartbeat, especially if she happened to be holding the broom.
Oh my gosh! Take me back! 8)