FAMILY RECIPE FRIDAY
My grandmother, Florence Bowden Milne left us a spiral bound notebook, which I refer to has her journal. The entire notebook is written in her hand. In it she left a treasure chest of family information and wonderful clues to life back in the early 1900's.
|My Grandmother at age 18 - when she began her notebook|
A recipe doesn't necessarily have to be something that is for cooking. With that in mind I will be sharing various types of recipes, both for cooking and for other things from my grandmother's journal. These items range from recipes for shampoo (featured today), to curling fluids for your hair to cures for blackheads or acne, chocolate fudge and how to tell if your wood-burning stove is the correct temperature. You'll see them all here as the weeks continue. So, please come back often.
TODAY'S FEATURED RECIPE
|Please enlarge the picture above if you want to see it more clearly|
Many of the items used in my grandmother's recipes aren't even available to us any more. But, what fun it is to look at them.
Have we ever thought of our ancestor's lives without all of our modern conveniences? Even something as common as shampoo had to be made by hand.
Can you find any old recipes from your family?
Copyright © 2013 Diane Gould Hall
Did your grandmother mention what she did for lice? My grandma used kerosene on her children to get rid of lice. Yuck!ReplyDelete
Denise. Very good question. I'm going to go and take a look through her notebook and see if there is one for treating lice. I'll let you know. Kerosene, gosh, that wouldn't be very pleasant. But, then neither were a lot of the treatments back then.Delete
Well Denise. I looked through my grandma's notebook and there was nothing in it about lice. Lots of other good stuff though, so stay tuned. And thank you for visiting my blog :)Delete
She has lovely handwriting!ReplyDelete