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have come to the correct conclusion of what it was.  Anyway in the course of our conversation with Mr. Moody, the other lodger, he said in a hushed tone "That's Passover Bread".  The surprise to me, was more in the discovery that our landladies were at least of Jewish origin, rather than in knowing what the object was.  They certainly are not Orthodox Jews, but then I always have thought the English Jew a superior specimen of the race.  Then again I may be wrong - the Passover bread may be an accident - they certainly haven't any Jewish earmarks that I can see as yet.  The only thing which leads me to believe the Jewish part is the name, and the hushed way Mr. Moody mentioned it. He being a Wesleyan Methodist it might have been natural for him to speak of Jews in hushed tones!  
The various calls of the vendors passing along the street are both amusing and interesting.  This afternoon I heard the best of the lot. The man selling Blue Ribbon Ice Cream seemed to use "Marching Thru Georgia" as his call.  He whistled each note (and not every note of the piece - only the most outstanding ones) precisely

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and separately with no sluring over at all.  The effect was distinctive and pleasing. Another call is the fish woman's.  She calls Feesh ---- Feesh, Feesh, Feesh (something as we would say Chick, Chick, Chick). 
To go back to the family.  They eat in a separate dining room off the main room where Mr. Moody, Dick & I eat.  At first I thought it might be because they thought it wasn't proper for landlady to eat with her boarders, but as far as I can figure out they do so because it is more convenient to them.  They can have their own food whenever and however they please.  Usually they eat dinner early about 6:15 while we do not eat until 7.  They have been very good and kind to us and Minnie ("Miss B too!") is always on the lookout for things which will please Dick.  That is, she frequently asks me about his preferences, and then as an afterthought about mine.  
It seems difficult to realize that a family which has as many modern things as an all wave radio (newest style), gas range, and automobile would be without the convenience of hot running water.  Gas is used for some of the cooking, and it seems that it would be a simple matter to install a hot water heater.