My husband is helping his parents clear out their storage shed, and they sent over a box of Grandma G’s recipes and clippings for me to look through. She saved a lot of clippings on subjects that interested her, including remedies for illnesses and recipes for furniture polish. Here’s her recipe for a treatment for pneumonia:
“Make a poultice of 1 cup of Rye Flour and 1 cup of Onions. Moisten with about 3 to 5 cups vinegar and cook to a paste. Spread about 1 inch thick between two pieces of cloth and apply as hot as possible to both back and chest. Change often enough to keep hot. A thin hot water bag may be placed over poultice to keep hot.”
Included were some old, yellowed pages with sewing hints she had clipped from magazines during the forties. Here’s one for inserting a zipper:
I am working on the green handbag, and should finish it up today or tomorrow.