Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Remedies for Something

Eileen at Umma's World had suggested a day for giving out household tips, and it was something I had even thought about in the past, so for anyone who would like to join in on one or two little (or many big) tips that have helped you in any way, shape or manner (cleaning, cooking, praying, medical remedies, getting hubby to say "Wow, that's awesome...I'd just love to wash the floor and do the toilets." So let's have a try at Tips on Tuesdays to help each other...
First, for all those who have wondered how to preserve all those eggs you have been getting from family and friends, here is the solution....

Don't know how much help these two vintage articles can provide but at least the guy above DID take his own medicine. Anyone have any old Nervine around? This could prove to be a BIG help for Diana at Welcome To My world, so if you find it, please send it to her asap...

Don't you just love Before and After pictures? So here's a home decorating idea and it can even be re-purposing...just repaint your phone the color you would like...for an added surprise, don't tell your family even when it's still wet...
How many of you out there have admitted to being all fagged out?? All that can now be changed with a great old stand by still available today...

Then there are those headaches that won't give up...so, to the rescue we have some more (apparently, a few millennium ago alka seltzer cured just about everything)...

Now for some REAL tips for today...
"Look what you can do with Alka-Seltzer!

Clean a toilet! Drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china.
(Now you MUST get on your hands and knees and check all around your toilet bowl to see if it is vitreous or not...if it turns out to be just regular china, then rip it out and use it for dishes!)
Clean a vase! To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets.
(What the heck...just do all your glasses this way...eye glasses beach glass, windows...you will have to throw it on the windows but they will sparkle.)

Polish jewelry! Drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewelry for two minutes.
(Just think how you could impress dignitaries at a formal gathering by sharing how you clean your jewelry...what the heck, make a lasting impressions and tell them about the drains too!)

Clean a thermos bottle! Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka-Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary.)
(And if you forget altogether, the user of the bottle in question will have no headache with lunch the next day!)

Unclog a drain! Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka-Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then run the hot water. "
(You've heard of what a headache this can be, well if you use something for a headache, it can cure this headache!)

Alka Selzer (the last jokes) can even make you smile or laugh...

The husband had just finished reading the book, MAN OF THE HOUSE.
He stormed into the kitchen and walked directly up to his wife.
Pointing a finger in her face, he said, "From now on, I want you to know
that I am the man of this house, and my word is law!
I want you to prepare me a gourmet meal tonight, and when I'm finished
eating my meal, I expect a sumptuous dessert afterward. Then, after
dinner, you're going to draw me my bath so I can relax.
And when I'm finished with my bath, guess who's going to dress me and
comb my hair?"
His wife replied, "The funeral director."
This is a real story submitted by an opthomologist...

I was performing a complete physical,
including the visual acuity test.
I placed the patient twenty feet from the chart and began,
"Cover your right eye with your hand."
He read the 20/20 line perfectly. Now your left."
Again, a flawless read. Now both," I requested.
There was silence. He couldn't even read the large E on the top line.
I turned and discovered that he had done exactly what I had asked;
he was standing there with both his eyes covered.
I was laughing too hard to finish the exam.
Now I wouldn't say this Alka-Seltzer is old...

Performers behind a curtain inside truck are asking : How old is it?
I wouldn't say this Alka-Seltzer is old, but these two tablets are made of stone.

But seriously, I wouldn't say this Alka-Seltzer is old...
How old is it?
I wouldn't say this Alka-Seltzer is old, but drop it in water and you'll hear "Ploppeth Ploppeth Fizzeth Fizzeth!"

I say, I say, I wouldn't say this Alka-Seltzer is old...
How old is it?
I wouldn't say this Alka-Seltzer is old, but its original ad campaign was "Oh! That's a spicy dinosaur meatball!"

*I wouldn't say this Alka-Seltzer is old...
How old is it?
I wouldn't say this Alka-Seltzer is old, but it comes in two flavors: Original and New Salt.

*Seriously. Seriously. Seriously, I wouldn't say this Alka-Seltzer is old...
How old is it?
I wouldn't say this Alka-Seltzer is old, but the label warns: "Do not mix with grog. Do not operate heavy dinosaur."

I wouldn't say this Alka-Seltzer is old...
How old is it?
I wouldn't say this Alka-Seltzer is old, but the instructions read, "Just add water...when well is discovered or dug."
~~~Thank You dear Lord for the blessings of new solutions...may we always be a part of the solutions and not a part of the problems in this world!


  1. I love reading your 'asides' to your helpful tips...can't wait to get to those.
    I was thinking about the alka seltzer and vinegar in the toilet thing...and then I thought about science experiements in school...didn't they use something like that to simulate volcanoes??? Do I want the 'whatever it is' in my toilet to erupt..?
    Hmmm. Not sure...but, Marcy, if you'll 'give it a go' and let me know, I'll give it a go, too.
    When I read the thing about the optometrist, and got to the part about 'both eyes'...I felt really...REALLY stoooopid, because I would have done the same thing....and I couldn't figure out why it was funny....until I thought a while...(and you know that was QUITE a while)....and then, "I got it." (You gotta worry about me, sometimes, Marcy.) I'm wondering if instead of trying to find the Nervine, Di could just take the old newspaper article and burn it....but then...there'd be smoke....and that's not a good thing for her right now, is it. Three days for Di. I'm pulling for her...and wondering what creature she'll write about on her blog next. Thanks for a great blog....as usual. You spend a lot of time researching for us...and I can be a lazy buggar....so, your household hints thingie will come in handy dandy for yackie jackie.

  2. P.S. The verification word was "bessed"....missing the "L"...but reminds me that you are a blessing each day.

  3. Marcy, I did come across all those Alka-Seltzer uses when I was perusing household tips, but I never saw those old ads, they are hysterical! I guess it used to be a stimulant too?!
    Remember when the cigarette ads used to say they were good for your health?
    I'll bet that's what Diana will be posting about next, she'll be telling us all that she went back to smoking because she just discovered some wonderful health benefits from it!
    Cute post, Marcy! I'm trying to enlarge the pictures so I can read them but they won't enlarge. So I'm off to find my magnifying glass!

    Oh! It's getting VERY CLOSE to someone's Birthday!! Do you have a special post planned for yourself on Friday?

    I have a couple of surprises planned!
    What are you doing to celebrate? Anything special?

    Love you lots, E
    PS ~ Of course Jackie gets 'Blessings' and I get 'Crumski"!! Well, that's okay, it sort of reminds me of another 'ski'!

  4. So much fun to read. Have a great evening Marcy.

  5. Great post Marcy! Who would have thought you could do all of those things with Alka-Seltzer. I just love all of the jokes. I hope you have a great day ♥
    Hugs from Carol and Charli

  6. When I took care of my MIL years ago, I used her denture tablets to clean Jakes thermos with. I think I used them in the toilet too! They work the same only your toilet will be minty fresh! Love Di

  7. Could have done with some Alka-Seltzer tablets last night for my upset tummy! And OK now! Will be back to read all your post tomorrow but meanwhile a silly joke (I know you like them)!

    Q. How do you start a Teddy Bear race?
    A. Ready Teddy Go

    There I told you it was silly! ~ Eddie

    PS and oh I think your TinkaBell dog will have to be small in the play because she needs to be overpowered in the early story by that nasty evil Suldog witch . . . . .
    Altogether . . . . "boooooooooooooooooooooo"

  8. Marcy, you are a blessing in my life each day I visit with you. From goats to laughs and cures to prayer i'm thrilled to visit every day!! Hugs. Tammy

  9. Hi,
    I got yor commenty about Aussie talk this morning. I am sorry if I offended you it was late when I wrote it and I was not sure if I was clear in what I was trying to say. I did find it amusing but just trying to say that even though it is slang it isn't always everyday language.
    Again I appologise if you were upse by my comment.

    I do think this is very interesting and love the old style images.
    God Bless

  10. Agh! I'm so behind, Marcy! Been so busy I haven't been able to keep u[ -- and I can't tell you how it pains me! But, LOVED this post -- too much fun, and useful, too (love those old ads!).

    Here's a quicky tip from me -- one I HAD to learn this week. It's peach season around here -- I picked up a box this weekend on a trip to the orchard side of Colorado -- AND my dear hubby bought home a box that a coworker brought in. YIKES! Like I have time to do that much canning? NOT! So, in my reading thru cookbooks for easy solutions to too many peaches, I saw that you can freeze them whole, no blanching, no peeling, no pitting, no nothing. Then, when you want to use them, you put them in hot water to thaw, peel and slice, and use as usual. They're supposed to keep their color this way, too. (Haven't tried thawing any yet, but sounds good!) Blessings and Hugs!

  11. i love the ideas!!!! i am going to go out and buy some of that stuff next time i am in town. thank you!!

  12. Hi Marcy, it's Bernie....way down here.
    I had to smile tonight while reading your post as I cleaned all afternoon, I wonder if it would of worked on crystal, china and silver?
    Loved this post, your add ons, even Eddie's joke....this was a real fun 10 minutes for me. Have a wonderful Wednesday my friend.
    .......:-) Hugs

  13. I like the Tuesday Tips idea! If you can give me a "tip" about how to remember, I'll participate :) Remember, I'm the one who forgot the rooster.


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