Mary Ellen’s Best of Household Hints (1976) was the subject of a blog post I wrote seven years ago. At that time, I was about to get rid of the book because it was old and falling apart. In taking a quick look, however, I came upon a solution to a problem we had (getting paint off a newly varnished floor). It worked.
I decided to keep the book.
The other day I noticed it tucked away in a corner of a bookshelf. This time, I came across Mary Ellen’s method of getting ink stains out of fabric. I tried it on a sofa that had a ink stain from a pen separated from its cover. It worked.
I paid $3.95 for the book forty-five years ago. It’s available at Amazon, now $61.79.