From Austin resident Helen Janners, who found these remedies in an 1873 book that once belonged to her great grandmother:
· To wash windows, use two tablespoons of turpentine in water.
· To stop nose bleeding, place a penny between the teeth and upper lip, and hold it there for a few minutes. Never fails.
· To clean tinware, wash it in hot soap suds and hand dry, then apply dry flour and rub it with a newspaper.
· Grass stains may be removed from a white material by washing the stained garment in spirits of camphor.