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SATURDAY SECRETS: household hints from the past that are still use

For Removing Oil – Chloroform will remove machine oil from any garment except a silk one.

For Moths in Closets – Get a wide-mouthed bottle and fill it with oil mirbane. Leave the cork out of the bottle and place it in the trunk closet in such position that it will not tip over. The fumes are very poisonous to insects. For a very large closet, use a larger bottle and larger amount of oil. Renew the oil when needed. Sprinkle heavy blankets, quilts, etc. with the oil of mirbane before putting it away.

Washing clothes women 1937

For Dull Mirrors – If mirrors be very dull and speckled, the following method is excellent: Take a small portion of whiting and add sufficient cold tea to make a paste; rub the glass with warm tea, dry with a soft cloth; rub a little of the paste well on the mirror and polish dry with tissue paper.

For Dresser Drawers – When lining dresser drawers or cupboard shelves, cut 3 layers of paper. Place all at once. When the top one is soiled, slip off the top one and there’s a clean one ready.

For Remembering Special Days – It’s easy to remember anniversaries and special days with a greeting if you select all your cards at one time. Address the envelopes and and index them according to the date they should be mailed.

For Peeling Onions – Onions will not make the eyes water if scalding water is poured over them before they are peeled.

Would you like to know Thomas Jefferson’s recipe for Vinegar of the Four Thieves or how to make Ox Tail Soup? Discover this recipe as well as many household tips from the past in 

VINEGAR OF THE FOUR THIEVES: Recipes & curious tips from the past   Now in paperback, makes a great gift!


VINEGAR OF THE FOUR THIEVES: Recipes & curious tips from the past (Kindle Edition)

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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