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COMPETITION 13 -- Household Gods

Hymns of praise or hate were invited to household appliances or products. The fact that after more than forty years of marriage I have not yet used up all my original supply of wedding-present toasters did not stop you from sending in half a lorry-load more -- many of them, no doubt, unused relics from your own weddings. So, free replacement fuses to most of those whose lares and penates appear below: my prayers for a cheap plumber for Mae Scanlan and for tidier children for the Beary household  -- plus an honourable mention (and a gallon of deodorant) for Rosa Johnson who will now be wearing clothes washed in a machine last used for cooking a whole salmon.