Born in 1948, enemas were very common and often used in many households. At our house it was a weekly affair for me and my sister as our mother was a strong believer in the health benefits of regular enemas. Additionally, if we were constipated, had a stomach ache, a headache, a fever, a cold, enemas were always the first "solution." Keep in mind that in those days, i.e. the 1940s and 1950s, doctors routinely prescribed or suggested enemas for such mild ailments. The big red enema bag, hose and black curved nozzle were always hanging on the back of the bathroom door and could be seen by any visitor using the bathroom; such was the case in many of the homes I visited as a child.