1. I remember my mother in the 1950’s boiling starch on the stove and then dipping, wringing and rolling the clothes up so the starch could set. She put them in the fridge sometimes to speed up the process so she could iron them asap to a crisp stiffness. What a process!

  2. Wow! Doing laundry back then took real skill. My mother, who grew up in the 30’s, told me that they couldn’t afford a washing machine, so they had to do laundry the pioneer way. They would use the rub/bosom board to remove dirt/stains, then the clothes would be boiled in a black cauldron/kettle over an open fire, then rinsed and hung up to dry.

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