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Washing Clothes Recipe

Washing Clothes Recipe

Never thought of a 'washer'
in this light before.
what a blessing!

'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
don't boil 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.

Paste this over
your washer and dryer
Next time when you
think things are bleak,
read it again,
kiss that washing machine
and dryer, and 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..

May the Lord Bless you and keep you safe in His arms!

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