title: Chilling Chore
artist: Norman Rockwell
year: 1963

Unsigned, unlimited poster.
17" x 19".
(22" x 23" framed.)

Harvard Coop, 1990.

When we first got married, we'd spend weekends at my wife's cabin working to make it a livable house. Before the cabin had running water, we had to leave a bucket of water on the woodstove before we left. We'd return, light the stove, melt the frozen bucket, and use the hot water to melt the ice from the well cover so we could get more water. This picture, showing a boy pouring hot water on a frozen pump, sums up the chore nicely.