Sunday, October 31, 2010


Before spring beds and dacron pillows there was capok.  Soft like fine wool when it comes out of  the pod,  and rock hard when it has been compressed. Sleeping on it makes your ears numb and your hips ache.  Some locals still make their own mattresses, though most have converted to modern materials.  If we ever get snowed in I'll collect a bag of capok pods and make a footstool.

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