I was going through my books recently whilst trying to choose some to pass along, to make a bit of room on our bookshelves, and came across an old book I found at a yard sale or somewhere many years ago. It’s titled “Every-Day Cook-Book“- Encyclopedia of Practical Recipes, and was printed in 1892 in Chicago, Illinois, by the Mercantile Pub & Advertising CO. Having only glanced at it in the past, this time around I stopped to look through it, carefully turning the darkening pages, while lifting it to my nose to inhale that delightful scent of old books! After scanning a few recipes, I turned to the back of the book, and noticed a miscellaneous section there. As I began to read, something piqued my interest and I laughed out loud, finding it hard to believe some of what I was reading!
So to bring you a laugh, I’ve decided to share several of the remedies with you, and in NO way am I suggesting that you try any of these at home, or anywhere else for that matter! So here you go . . . LOL!
I don’t know about you, but I don’t even know for sure what some of those items listed are! And how funny that they called it “vermin” in the hair, instead of just plain lice . . . HaHa! Or perhaps they did have vermin getting into their hair, who knows! Nonetheless, can you imagine rubbing a concoction with tobacco juice in it, all in your hair? . . . Not me!
Okay, now this one really made me laugh too, where it says “the sufferer is prompted to momentary laughter“, I thought “Really? . . . put ammonia in your mouth!”
Now check this one out, I thought this was absolutely hilarious, and you’d better just hope you were near a source of icy cold water during the thunderstorm . . . HaHa!
Can you just imagine dragging the victim to the bathtub and showering them with cold water that long? Then if that didn’t work, using salt in the water? If you didn’t revive them, you’d sure pickle them in the process . . . HaHa!
Okay, this is the last one for this week, but these are just so good and downright hilarious, that I think I’ll share one with you each week!
Well there you have it, as long as you don’t have bad breath, you ought to do okay socially in life . . . HaHa! Let me know in the comments below if you enjoyed these funny old-time remedies and remember, I do NOT recommend you try any of these! However, I do recommend you laugh in life as much as possible, so I hope I helped you out with that today!
~ Here’s What’s Happening in the Studio ~
Wes has been busily working with SAA office work, and everything that goes with the process of jurying for new members this past week. He also hosting Zoom meetings for SAA members almost weekly, which are always enjoyable for everyone!
I was delighted and honored to be commissioned once again by the Woolaroc Museum &Wildlife Preserve, to paint the newly elected U.S. president, Joe Biden, for their collection of Presidential Portrait Miniatures. On January 2nd, 1914, A contract was signed between miniaturist A. J. Rowell and collector “Diamond” Jim Brady for the collection. The Woolaroc’s founder, Frank Phillips, purchased the museum’s collection in 1936 and was sent the original contract between the artist and Mr. Brady by A.J. Rowell. Wes painted one of the portraits, this will be the third U.S. President that I will have painted for this amazing collection! I will keep you updated on my progress.
I’ve spent much of my time at the easel laughing whilst painting on this hilarious zebra! I photographed it at the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch near San Antonio, TX a couple of years ago, while there for the the opening weekend of the Society of Animal Artists 59th Annual Exhibition, at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. I’ve been videoing my painting process and will be sharing that with you, once the paintings completed. I’ve felt like I’m doing a dental check-up on it while painting . . . HaHa!
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Until next time ~ Rachelle