Washing Clothes Recipe

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      This should be ok to post here….she re-uses the wash water!

      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.

      WASHING CLOTHES:

      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, AND KINDA SMELLY!

      FOR YOU NON-SOUTHERNERS -WRENCH MEANS RINSE.

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