I was going to make my blog today and the remainder of the week a celebration of my Irish heritage! But my sister-in-law who has lived in NC all of her life sent me a new southern recipe and since my Mom passed on my southern heritage, I am going to give credible time to this too. Thus this blog today, is in true southern style.
Best Laid Plans
A plan is only good if it
Is one that gets recruited;
For good intentions soon will die
Unless they're executed
The Warshing Clothes Recipe
Never thought of a "warsher" in this light before...what a blessing!
Years ago, an Alabama grandmother gave a new bride the following recipe exactly as written and found in an old scrapbook with spelling errors and all.
"The Warshing Clothes Recipe" -- imagine having a recipe for this!
Build 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 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 boiling water.
Take white things, rub dirty spots on board, scrub hard, and boil, then rub colored don't boil just wrench and starch.
Take things out of kettle with broom stick 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.
Turn tubs upside down.
Go put on clean dress, smooth hair with hair combs.
Brew cup of tea, sit, rock a spell, and count yore blessings.
For non-Southerners - wrench means rinse!!
Today's "Warshing" Clothes Recipe
Paste this over your washer and dryer. The next time you think things are bleak, read it again, kiss that washing machine and dryer, and give thanks. The first thing each morning, you should run and hug your washer and dryer.
Have you hugged your washer and dryer today?