Archive for Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

May 24, 2006

If you try this and it works, please let me know. It surely does sound very possible.

I read this hint: Mix water and vinegar (doesn't say white or cider, so cider I suppose). Keep it handy in a spray bottle and spray on your pets to keep ticks and fleas off.

Now that makes me wonder, growing up on the Kansas prairie, all well water was so hard. Everyone had a rain barrel, many had cisterns just to have soft water.

When you ran out of rainwater, which was often, you could quickly soften that hard water by adding one-fourth cup of cider vinegar to a basin of water. We always rinsed our hair with it after shampooing. The vinegar made one's hair so soft and fluffy. A slight vinegar odor quickly evaporated

This hint makes me wonder whether schools that have problems with head lice could benefit from vinegar. When my children and I were growing up, you never heard about head lice. We hung our coats and caps on a row of hooks. Just wondering if a vinegar rinse would be a safe thing to try. In the meantime, see if it works for your cat or dog.

I hear some of you have tried the jean purses. Isn't it fun?

-- Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086; auntnorie@bdc.net.

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