Never thought of a "washer" in this way before...imagine having a recipe for this!!!
Years ago a southern grandma gave the new bride the following recipe:
This is the original recipe, with spelling errors and all.
Build fire in backyard to heat kettle of rain water. Set tubs so smoke won't blow in your eyes if wind is pert. Shave one hole cake of lie soap in bolin' water.
Sort things, make 3 piles
1 pile white,
1 pile colored,
1 pile work britches and rag's
To make starch, stir flour in cool water to smooth, then thin down with boiling water:
Take white things, rub dirty spots on board, scrub hard, and boil. then rub colored don't boil just wrench and starch. Take things out of kettle with broom stick handle, then wrench and starch,
Hang old rags on fence.
Spread tea towls on grass.
Pore wrench water in flower bed, Scrub porch with hot soapy water. Turn tubs upside down..
Go put on clean dress, smooth hair with hair combs. Brew cup of tea. sit and rock a spell and count your blessings.
Paste this over your washer & dryer. Next time when you think things are bleak, read it again, then kiss that washer & dryer and give thanks...Every morning you should hug your washer & dryer, and also your toilet...those two-holers used to get mighty cold! And we thought we had it rough!
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