SALT OF THE EARTH

I thought this was a delightful blogpost by Marylin Warner. Informative, evocative and just delightful. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Things I Want To Tell My Mother

My maternal grandmother, a woman of strong faith, great kindness, and soft hugs for five children, thirteen grandchildren...and many great- and great-great grandchildren. My maternal grandmother, a woman of strong faith, great kindness, and soft hugs for five children, thirteen grandchildren…and many great- and great-great grandchildren.

A picture of Grandma's five children, lined up in a row on the farm.  My mother is the middle child. A picture of Grandma’s five children, lined up in a row on the farm. My mother is the middle child.

I recently saw a “Helpful Hint” newspaper article devoted to salt. In addition to being worth its weight in gold for many centuries because of its medicinal, cooking and international commerce importance, it’s also recognized as an inexpensive and effective household cleaner today. For instance, to clean a grimy garbage disposal, pour 2 cups of ice into the disposal and add ½ cup of salt. Turn on the tap and run the disposal for 20 seconds. The gunk will be gone!  Or if a drain is clogged, pour in a mixture of ½ cup salt and 1 cup baking soda. Let it sit for a few hours…

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