A Buckeye Cook Book - A Bridge to Yesterday

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1981
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Language eng
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title A Buckeye Cook Book - A Bridge to Yesterday
Description A Cheap carpet,--Hake a covering for the floor from the cheapest cotton cloth. Tack it down like a carpet, paper it as you would a wall, using a paper with designs aM figures. Let it dry, will last two years. Cranberries-Keep under water, in cellar, change water monthly. Honey-Count carefully when you receive change. Bedbugs-Destroy with quicksilver and white of an egfc. Youth is best preserved by a cheerful temper. Zinc-lined sinks are better than wooden ones. Regulate your clock by your husband's watch. It was amusing to me to note that the author seemed rather discouraged with the current crop of hired "girls." She said, "in all families whose style of living demands help in the household duties, the management of servants is the great American puzzle. "Girls" come and go like the seasons, sometimes with the weeks. The one who is 'such a treasure' today packs her trunk and leaves her olstreas In the lurch tomorrow, or, If she happens to have a conscience and works on faithfully, she becomes the mistress of the house and runs the household in her own way, her employer living in mortal fear of offending and losing her. The medical section tells us that pennyroyal tea is for colds; glycerine for chafes, burns, chapped hands or sun scalds. Jaundice should be treated with the yolk of an egg, raw or slightly cooked. Babies should not be weaned during hot weather and preferably not until after the second summer. Thrown casually in with the other hints is a paragraph containing instructions for the care of a body when death has been by hanging. -Cut down the body without allowing it to fall, place on face, press back tongue with finger to allow any acctniulation to escape from the mouth..." Excuse the interruption, but yuk~and let's turn quickly to the "Art of the Toilet.* The following recipe is for the healing of complexion problems. "Blanch one-fourth pound best Jordan almonds, slip off the skins, mash in a mortar, and rub together with best white soap, for 15 minutes, adding gradually one quart rose-water...When the mixture looks like milk, strain through fine muslin," A Professor Erasmus Wilson, of London is quoted as being opposed to the practice of washing hair. He advised that it should be kept clean by brushing. The opening paragraph of the Housekeeping section advises us that HIf girls were taught to take as much genuine pride in dusting a room well, hanging a curtain gracefully, or broiling a steak to -80-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 324244
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