Wednesday, October 24, 2007

I Will Never Complain About Laundry Again!

Washing Clothes Recipe -- imagine having a recipe for this.

Years ago an Alabama grandmother gave the new bride the following recipe:

This is an exact copy as written and found in an old scrapbook - with spelling errors and all.

Build fire in backyard to heat kettle of rain water. 
Set tubs so smoke wont blow in eyes if wind is pert. 
Shave one hole cake of lie soap in boilin water.

Sort things, make 3 piles
1 pile white,
1 pile colored,
1 pile work britches and rags.

To make starch, stir flour in cool water to smooth, then thin down with boiling water.

Take white things, rub dirty spots on board, scrub hard, and boil, then rub colored ones don't boil them just wrench and starch.

Take things out of kettle with broom stick handle, then wrench, and starch.

Hang old rags on fence.

Spread tea towels on grass.

Pore wrench water in flower bed.  Scrub porch with hot soapy water.  Turn tubs upside down.

Go put on clean dress, smooth hair with hair combs.  Brew cup of tea, sit and rock a spell and count your blessings.

Now paste this over your washer and dryer and next time when you think things are bleak, read it again, kiss that washing machine and dryer then give thanks.  First thing each morning you should run and hug your washer and dryer, also your toilet---those two-holers used to get mighty cold!

For you non-southerners -wrench means rinse.



KiRaJoY said...

This is why they had a lot of kids in the there were more people to do crappy work like this...the only thing they didn't realize is that the more kids you have, the more work you have's a vicious cycle.

Laura said...

yeah thank god for my washer and dryer, AMEN

Laura said...

yeah thank god for my washer and dryer, AMEN

Claire said...

Oh boy! I have often said God put me in the correct century with washers and dryers, microwaves, dishwashers, grocery stores, cars, ready to wear clothing stores, and beauty salons. Okay then there is taco bell, cruise ships, premade salad in a bag, coffee kiosks and online banking. We do have it good ladies!

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