|old wringer washing machine|
Build fire in back yard to heat kettle of rain water. Set tubs so smoke wont blow in eyes if wind is pert.
Shave one hole cake of lye 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 boilin water.
Take white things, rub dirty spots on board, scrub hard and boil, then rub colored
dont boil just wrench and starch.
Take things out of kettle with broomstick 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 and turn tubs upside down.
Go put on clean dress, smooth hair with hair combs.
Brew cup of tea then set and rock a spell while you count your blessins.
Thank you, Lord for the many 'blessins' we enjoy today!!!
A special thanks for that lovely washer and dryer!!!
I saw this on a site and thought I would share. I remember setting tubs out so that when it rained we would have our wash water. Funny, how times has changed.