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FiF: Fix-it Friday – Household cleaning tips from the past

Have you ever tried this old cleaning tips?

Proprietor filling sack with freshly ground corn meal 1939 (Library of Congress) (2)

Proprietor filling sack with freshly ground corn meal 1939 By Russell Lee (Library of Congress)
  • To clean white sweaters and other woolen goods without washing, Rub Thoroughly into material a mixture of one-third salt and two-thirds corn meal. Lay aside over night, brush and hang in the shade.
  • A handy broom holder can be made by nailing two large spools on the wall about 2 inches apart.
  • To keep moths out of stored clothing, sprinkle with pepper or tobacco, which leaves no unpleasant odor, and can be easily shaken out before wearing.
  • To wipe walls easily and free them from dust, etc., wrap broom in clean flannel cloth.
  • Piano keys may be cleaned by using a piece of muslin dipped into alcohol.

Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)  A novel inspired by the experiences of the Cottingham family who immigrated from the Eastern Shore of Virginia to Bibb County, Alabama  – Inspired by true events and the Cottingham family that resided in 17th century Somerset, Maryland and Delaware, colonial America comes alive with pirate attacks, religious discord, and governmental disagreements in the pre-Revolutionary War days of America.

Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1)

Features: Discordance The Cottinghams
By (author): Donna R Causey
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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey


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