Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Wednesday, March 4, 1936

Thawed and been plesant
Done the ironing today-
done all the chores-
Soaked Mothers corns with cotton wet with Listerine* and cut off some-
She has been pretty good today-

Listerine- post 1920s glass bottle^

*Most of the information I see about Listerine for the treatment of corns et al, refers to Listerine & vinegar. This is the most sraight foward post I found without video & bizarre images. Apparently it is also good for calluses, & fungal infections of the feet & nails. (I am not offering medical advice. I am simply trying to locate information related to everyday things mentioned in my great-grandmother's diary.)

^This image, which was originally posted to Flickr.com, was uploaded to Commons using Flickr upload bot on 08:16, 10 November 2012 (UTC) by Dreamyshade (talk). On that date it was licensed under the license below. Uploaded from http://flickr.com/photo/88884459@N00/8013850844 using Flickr upload bot - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Old_Listerine_bottle.jpg


  1. I remember the listerine. It sure wasn't like the mouthwash is. My father use to use it on the horses to kill infections and such. Thanks for this blast from the past.

    1. Wow! Didn't know it would work on horses.

      My sister was just telling me that she uses original Listerine on her feet too, just like Irene. & that her Dr. recommended it!


Thanks for visiting this flashback to 1936. I'm sure Irene would be pleased! We'd love to hear from you.