Friday, July 27, 2012
So That's How It's Done!
Har har. "A Little Bird Told Me. " Because this stuff is called Robin Starch, get it? That's also why your iron will apparently sprout wings. Hopefully it will not also start chirping and flying around the house leaving little droppings everywhere (they would, of course, be little blobs of starch).
Well, a little bird told me that I wouldn't have wanted to be doing the laundry back in 1940. I suppose it would be all right to starch napkins and tray cloths. Not that I have any tray cloths as such. And I don't tend to fold the cloth napkins into fancy shapes that require starch.
But starch every article in the wash? Everything? Socks? Underwear? Seriously? They can't mean that.
Also, just take a look at how much Grouping, Mixing, and Dipping you are going to have to do if you use Robin Starch.
No, thank you. If I do any Grouping, Mixing, and Dipping it is going to be at a party and only at a party. Only not if there's any laundry starch in the chip dip.
This ad is from a 1940 Woman's Weekly, an English magazine, the one I found in the basement of a secondhand bookstore lying on the floor very sadly without a cover. Someone had to buy it and take it home, so I did.