Her line of ammunition was: A pail, brush, and some Fels box soap (used for laundry), or a bar of coconut oil soap (used for same, or in the bath tub). If she could take he rugs outside, she hung them on a clothes line and swatted the heck out of them perhaps as some of you would like to do with a few of your customers. I watched the dust and dirt swirl up and into the heavens and disappear.
I remember her on a Saturday Night own on her knees scrubbing the carpeting while I sat with my Grandfather while he puffed on a cigar watching a boxing match featuring the great Joe Louis.
My Grandmother scrubbed and scrubbed until her arm hurt. The carpet were sometimes soaking wet, but "clean" in her mind. I remember the mud in her pail of water! Wow.
That was the way they cleaned on location carpets back in those days. The strange thing back then was I can never remember anyone having an allergy to dust; etc.... Seemed like we all were breathing fresh, clean air!
Oh well, just a little history. But, those were the days
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