The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3429998
Posted By: Rapparee
02-Nov-12 - 02:12 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Thank you, Amos.

For years we used the "single sheet folded in quarters with a hole in the middle for your finger" method. We used it with whatever paper we could find: newsprint, catalogs, badly counterfeited money, whatever homework you could swipe off a desk at school, some old watercolors my mother had by some guy named "Gaugin" or something, labels off broken bottles and so on. Sometimes we had to wash the paper and reuse it, and that creek water was cold in the winter and the stones were icy! We made our own soap, of course, from homemade lye and rancid fats we'd collect from road killed animals.

Ah, the poverty of my happy youthful days!