Sage Advice – Old School Style

I was feverishly flipping through my recipe cards last week and came across these vintage cards from my Grandma Helen.  I thought I’d post a few for your enjoyment.

“For Throwing Up”

  • 1 pint diluted OJ
  • 1T sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Directions:  there aren’t any directions on the card.  I’m guessing stir and drink.  I am 100% convinced this would make me barf, not help me stop.

“For Windows”

  • 1/2 C ammonia
  • 1/8 C vinegar
  • 1 quart water in a spray bottle

Directions:  Combine.  Tip-when drying windows on the inside vertical, outside horizontal, you will then know which side is in and out when you polish.

Other Tips:

  • To discourage rabbits from nibbling on veggie plants, mix a solution of soap powder granules and water. Spray on plants.  The soapy mix will not hurt the plant or you, but the rabbits will not like it.
  • Sugar dampened with turpentine will stop bleeding.
  • Mix equal parts of soda and pure lard.  Apply small amount twice a week to remove corns.
  • A cure for warts-cover wart with white adhesive tape, make it air tight for several weeks.  When tape is removed wart will be gone.  Caster Oil and white vinegar also helps.
  • To remove chewing gum from clothing pour white vinegar on and let stand for 5 minutes.  Gum can then be pulled off (Aunt Jane’s sewing circle).

2 responses to “Sage Advice – Old School Style

  1. I thought the same thing when I read “for throwing up” Haha!!


  2. Awwwww… I can just see Grandma Helen now – stylish in her Jackie O. ensemble, smoking calmly in the kitchen!


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