Recipe For Washing Clothes – June 29.2011

Recipe For Washing Clothes

Years ago a Kentucky grandmother gave the new bride the following recipe for washing clothes.

It appears below just as it was written, and despite the spelling, has a bit of philosophy. This is an exact copy as written and found in an old scrap book (with spelling errors and all).

Bilt 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 bilin water.

Sort things, make 3 piles.

pile white,

pile colored,

pile work britches and rags..

To make starch, stir flour in cool water to smooth, then thin down with bilin water.

Take white things, rub dirty spots on board, scrub hard, and then bile. Rub colored don’t bile, just rinch and starch.

Take things out of kettle with broomstick handle, then rinch, and starch.

Hang old rags on fence.

Spread tea towels on grass.

Pore rinsh 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.

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