The Procter and Gamble of Yester-Year

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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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Date Created 2005-03-01
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Title The Procter and Gamble of Yester-Year
Description The next morning the tub was removed from the tripod and turned upside down or. a four foot square board, and the solidified, but soft, contents removed. This was cut into squares and set on a board in the sun to cure and dry. As a reward for helping Kama, she let us each autograph a bar of soap by scratching our names in one of the squares. To us it was as great an honor to have our names "engraved" in a "bar of Mama's home-made soap as to have had it chiseled in a slab of marble. When the soap was dry, it was boxed and stored ready for use on the weekly Saturday wash day. It was my assignment as a lad on that morning to grate a bar or two of this soap into a powder. To do this I used a gadget Papa had made which was a discarded rolling pin with 3 piece of galvanized tin nailed around it that had been punched full of holes with a large nail. This Has placed on a frame with a hopper over it and a crank attached to turn the cylinder. The soap was placed in the hopper; and as the soap came in contact with "the sharp edges of the tin, and as the cylinder turned, the soap was grated into powder similar to today's "New 4 Improved-detergent and was easily dissolved in hot water. These and many other recollections rushed through my mind as I stood watching this "Kew 4 Improved" detergent do its duty. I wondered if, in truth, it was any better, or even as good, as Mama's home-fiiade soap of long ago, I wondered again, perchance did a "Johnny Procter's" mother and a. "Billy Gamble's" mother pool their resources and expertise in soap-making and form a company to make soap for other people which later became known as Procter & Gamble? If Kama had done this, T wondered what the name of Mama's company would have been. But even so I would emphatically say today that Kama was the "Proctar & Gamble" of OUR FAMILY of yester-year. Source: Personal recollection of the author. -50-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 13
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Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
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