11 Comments

  1. July 31, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    Your blogs are unquestionably the most educational blogs I’ve seen. I absolutely love them and look forward to every instalment. I only wish you were writing 18th century instead of 19th. That’s the time period I write and would LOVE your incredible insight into their way of life!

  2. J said,

    January 23, 2012 at 7:09 AM

    A scullion is the male counterpart to a scullery maid. =P

  3. Lynnette said,

    August 4, 2012 at 4:00 AM

    This was certainly interesting!

  4. Christian said,

    November 16, 2012 at 1:57 AM

    who are you?

  5. January 19, 2013 at 9:45 AM

    I am trying, to no avail it seems, to find out what was used for soap or detergent to wash dishes back in the early 1900′s. I know that bleach and hot water was one thing used in the 1800′s.

    • scheong said,

      January 19, 2013 at 10:12 AM

      Back in the old days, they used soda crystals, and soap-jelly (basically hand-soap, shaved, diluted into a paste). Nasty stuff that dries out your hands, but it’s all they had. In the 1930s and 40s, they had stuff like Lux Soap, which made the job more pleasant. But then Lux was used for everything from clothes to dishes, to washing your hair.

    • My Infocarolyn fogel said,

      June 22, 2014 at 8:18 AM

      My wonderful nana used to scrub her clothes, iron them,and make bread with tears in her eyes it hurt so bad. She cleaned mopped swept, gardened, had 6 children and looked like it, too. Carole

    • My Infocarolyn fogel said,

      June 22, 2014 at 8:21 AM

      My grandmother used the dry soap powder used to wash clothes. She kept it in a glass jar in a cupboard near the sink. It was harsh on the hands.

  6. Carissa said,

    February 23, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    You can definitely see your skills within the work you write.

    The arena hopes for even more passionate writers such
    as you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. All the time follow your heart.

  7. April 15, 2014 at 10:23 AM

    you are smart to know this


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