Countin' Blessings on Laundry Day

This is a newspaper clipping found among my Mother's (Nona Marie Nichols') things. Author unknown. 

Here's some household hints for washing clothes exactly as given many years ago to a young bride by her Kentucky mountain grandmother. Somehow it makes that washer and dryer look mighty good.

1. bild fire in back yard to heet kettle of rain water.

2. set tubs so smoke won't blow in eyes if wind is pert.

3. shave one hole cake lie soap in biling water.

4. sort things, making three piles. 1  pile white, 1  pile cullored,

       1  pile work britches and rags.

5. stur flour in cold water to smooth then thein down with bilin water.

6. rub dirty spots on board, scrub hard, then bile, rub cullored

     but don't bile, just rench and starch.

8. spred tee towels on grass.

9. hang old rags on fence.

10. pore rench water in flower bed.

11. scrub porch with hot soapy water.

12. turn tubs upside down.

13. go put on cleen dress...smooth hair with side combs...

   brew cup of tee...set and rest a spell and count blessins.

Author unknown.

Submitted by Linda Sue Manning to Johnson County, TN