Do you have a sink full of dirty dishes right now?
Whenever I think about my dirty dishes and resist, I dig deep and channel all the ladies that used to do them way back when, without a peep.
I throw suds in the air.
I also whip out this because it cracks me up.
It tickles me pink.
It helps me keep it real.
These are index cards from my Great Grandmother on how to properly wash dishes:
Do you think she referred to it as she had the silver forks and “iron ware” in hand?
Here is the translation. I offer it here for you to have at your disposal whenever you need to dig deep also. Take a look, while I go and… sigh…do my dirty dishes:
“To Wash Dishes”
by Ada B. Gray – Wellesley 1912
To Wash Dishes
I. Preparation –
Empty cups & glasses, scrape dishes,
Put things of a kind together.
II. Appliances –
Dish pan half full of soapy water (borax),
Dish pan full hot clean water
Mop – hang out in sun or will sour.
III. Method —
Wash cleanest things first in following order
other dishes not greasy
carvers & steel cutlery
p.s. For treats from my Great Great Grandmother’s recipe book, go here!