From Prairie Pantry: Homemakers In and Around Brandon Share Their Favorite Recipes, published by Sun Printing in 1962. The article was recommended by Manitoba Hydro to its customers with the suggestion that it be hung “over your automatic washer, and when things look bleak, read it again.”
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 bilin water. 4. Sort things. Make 3 piles. 1 pile white. 1 pile cullord. 1 pile work britches and rags. 5. Stur flour in cold water to smooth then thin down with bilin water. 6. Rub dirty spots on board. Scrub hard. Then bile. Rub cullord but don’t bile—just rench and starch. 7. Take white things out of kettle with broomstick handle then rench; blew and starch. 8. Spred tee towels on grass. Hang old rags on fence. 9. Pore rench water on flower bed. 10. Scrub porch with hot soapy water. 11. Turn tubs upside down. 12. Go put on cleen dress—smooth hair with side combs—brew cup of tee—set and rest and rock a spell and count blessins.