About Me…

I have a degree in Applied Science where I mainly worked in the United Kingdom. During my internship at Gloucester Royal Hospital I participated in the Stonehouse Meningitis Survey which collected research and later was used in the development of a vaccine. I moved away from the medical field and worked at Whitbread Brewery where I was involved in quality control. After having my daughter I started Barrett’s Office Cleaning where in the first year we had branched out to two towns where we had over twelve contracts including Pizza Hut, William Hills, and various businesses.

After returning to the United States to take care of elderly parents I have been involved mostly in community work with the Portland Museum, The Neighborhood House, The Portland Branch Library with helping organize events and outreach to the community. I had the pleasure to organize and represent the community of Portland at the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial celebration in 2003 where many local nonprofit organizations joined under one tent for the 13 day celebration.

I achieved my real estate license from the first online classes offered in Kentucky from Thornton’s Real Estate Academy in Bowling Green, KY after which time I joined Semonin Realtors and now currently with Compass Realtors. I have since developed a network of local professionals that I am confident can respond to concerns that might arise and that I will be able to help with you with all your needs.

During the tax season I am a Tax Specialist 2 for H&R Block.

Areas of Tax Expertise: Investments/Stock Options (income, sales, losses), Home ownership, purchase, or sale, Home foreclosure, Real estate rentals or vacation homes, Healthcare expenses (e.g., medical, dental), Charitable giving, Retirement income, Small Business, Sole Proprietor, or Self-employed, Tax Planning.

As a Realtor I spend my time helping sellers/buyers and investors achieve their goals. H & R Block lets me continue to help clients meet their financial goals and give advice to help them plan for the future. Please make an appointment so I can help you meet YOUR goals! Years of Tax Experience: 4

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Riverview Square- Implosion- Louisville KY

The building at Third and Main Street- standing at nine stories will come down with explosives on Saturday morning at 7:00 a.m., July 19th.

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The Big Four Bridge, Louisville KY



The original/first Big Four Bridge had a pedestrian walk-way on the west (downriver side). It was opened in 1895 and in use till 1929 when a newly constructed replacement bridge using the same bridge piers replaced it. Everything old is new again- the pedestrian usage is an idea that was put into effect over 100 years ago.


The viaducts or high trestle elevated structures of the Big Four Bridge stretched out for a little over three miles and in three different directions. On the Kentucky side one arm split off crossing over the current skate park and toward Louisville’s Baseball Park-this formerly housed the big four rail freight terminal. The rail touched down just east of the expressway at Hancock Street.


The other split, the lengthier of the two, crossed over dozens of streets with another access ramp at Franklin and Wenzel Streets. It continued airborne for many more blocks until finally touching down at East Main Street and Mellwood Avenue (east of the Old Bourbon Stockyards).

On the Indiana side the elevated structure continued northward with
the exception of the access ramp immediately after crossing the bridge which touched earth about four blocks later.The elevated structure carried on for another 3/4 of a mile northward finally coming to rest just west of The Quartermaster Depot.

Louisville’s elevated trains ran day and night over many homes and businesses They carried all manner of goods, merchandise, passengers, and daily commuters, all of which created a scenario more likened to Chicago or New York.

A high speed lightweight electric train of the Indiana RR crosses the Big Four Bridge some time in the 1930’s. The last electric trains crossed this bridge in October 1939, while electric trains continued on the K&I Bridge until the eve of 1946.

One organized outing by the 4-H clubs in and around Columbus, Indiana chartered three trains, each consisting of 3 cars cars each for a trip into Louisville in September of 1939. The 800 or so farm kids and their escorts then took a river cruise and returned the same day.

Electric trains survived in Louisville until the eve of 1946. The above newspaper advertisement is cira of 1941. Electric rapid transit was smart, swift and a thrifty buy for either group or individual travel.

All information contributed by Ron Schooling- Thanks!

Fire On The Big Four Bridge

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site

A Memorial Building was designed by John Russell Pope for the birthplace site of Abraham Lincoln. In 1909 the cornerstone was laid by President Theodore Roosevelt and the building was dedicated in 1911 by William Howard Taft.

Almost a hundred years after Thomas Lincoln moved from Sinking Spring Farm, the log cabin was placed inside the Memorial Building. The Memorial Building features 16 windows, 16 rosettes on the ceiling, and 16 fence poles, representing Lincoln being the 16th president. There are 56 steps leading up to the building, representing his age at the time of his death.


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Thomas Edison House

Louisville’s Thomas Edison House is located in historic Butchertown, a neighborhood which has been known as the center of meat production in this city for over 200 years. It was also one of the areas Thomas Alva Edison called home during the years he lived and worked in Louisville.

Edison came to Louisville in 1866, at the young age of 19, to work as a telegraph key operator. With his skill at receiving telegraph messages, Thomas Edison had little difficulty landing a job with the Western Union located on Second and West Main Street — about eight blocks from this home. Apparently, Louisville was also experiencing a shortage of telegraph operators at the time.
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Perryville, Kentucky

The Battle of Perryville

On October 8, 1862, Watkins and 18,000 Confederates clashed with 20,000 Union troops on the hills outside of Perryville. Nearly 7,500 soldiers were killed and wounded in Kentucky’s largest Civil War battle.

A Trip Down The Kentucky River

Harrodsburg is one of Kentucky’s first permanent settlement. James Harrod, a Pennsylvanian, led 31 men into Kentucky in 1774. They traveled down the Ohio and Kentucky Rivers to present-day Mercer County. On June 16, 1774 they began constructing Harrodsburg.

Boonesborough was an early settlement, famous because of it’s well-known frontiersman Daniel Boone. Judge Daniel Henderson, who went against government orders to negotiate a piece Kentucky land from the Cherokees, founded the town. Because of his considerable knowledge of the area, Henderson employed Daniel Boone to guide a group of settlers. In March of 1775, Boone left Virginia for Kentucky with 35 men, his wife Susannah, and a slave woman. Boone led the company, and hunted for food along the way. Boone traveled through the Cumberland Gap and continued west, suffering attacks by Indians that took the lives of some of the men. Boone chose a site on the south bank of the Kentucky River to settle, and Henderson joined them soon after. Henderson was so pleased with Boone that he allotted him 5,000 acres and named the new settlement after him.

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The Great Flood of 1937

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Rising waters, soaring spirits
An excellent account of the 1937 flood

For generations of Louisvillians, the 1937 flood was much more than a historical event. It was a watershed. And hundreds, maybe thousands, grew up on the stories of good humor, courage and endurance that marked the months of January and February 1937.

Rick Bell, who is overseeing the restoration of the Marine Hospital in Portland, has pulled all of these emotions, as well as many, many facts together, quite remarkably, in his new book, The Great Flood of 1937. For those who care about our city, and its history, this is an indispensable book.

(It is also the third significant contribution to local history in recent months by Butler Books of Louisville, which published Louisville Then and Now and Brandeis at 150 in 2006.)

In a comprehensive, yet breezy text, with an outstanding collection of photographs, Bell recreates the weeks of seemingly endless sacrifice. Remember, the flood came at one of the lowest points of the Great Depression. Louisville and other cities already were suffering; the rains of January 1937 only made matters much worse.

Those who lived through the flood, those whose families survived to tell the stories and those for whom it was merely a historical event will welcome The Great Flood of 1937.

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George Rogers Clark

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George Rogers Clark born on November 19, 1752 and later was a soldier from Virginia during the American Revolutionary War. He was the leader of the Kentucky militia throughout much of the war, Clark is best-known for his capture of Kaskaskia and Vincennes which greatly weakened British hold in the Northwest Territory and the British soon ceded.

Clark’s achievements came when he was young and before his 30th birthday. Clark had financed the majority of his military campaigns with borrowed funds. Because of record keeping during the war he was unable to claim any of the promises that he was given for his military service. He did however claim thousands of acres of land but he lacked the ability to make money from it.

He grew bitter with age and began to also struggle with alcoholism. He settled in a cabin overlooking the Ohio River in Indiana.

George Rogers Clark suffered a severe stroke in 1809 and fell into an open fireplace. He suffered a burn on one of his legs that later had to be amputated. He was forced to move to Locust Grove so his sister and her husband could take care of him. Clark was the older brother brother of William Clark who was one of the leaders of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

In 1818 he suffered another stoke which proved to be fatal. He was originally buried at Locust Grove but later was reburied at Cave Hill Cemetery in 1889.

Cave Hill Cemetery

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Given out at a celebration at George Rogers Clark Park in Indiana.


A Tour of George Rogers Clark Park in Clarksville Indiana

Louisville and Portland Canal

In 1830 the Louisville and Portland Canal opened for business. Until then the only way down the Ohio River was through the Falls of the Ohio. These were a series of rapids that had to navigated by experienced river men. During the course of the rapids the river dropped 26 feet and was a very dangerous trip.

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Many boat that carried goods had to unloaded at the 4th Street Wharf in downtown Louisville and taken to the Portland Wharf that was pass the Falls of the Ohio. This took time and as time changed a new way to navigate the river was needed.

The canal had to be dug through rock and cost more than first estimated. It was plagued with finical difficulties all the way through the project until Congress had to invest money for it to be finished. When finished the canal was only 50 feet wide.

Finical difficulties continued for many years after the canal was built and the government ended up owning the canal. In 1960 the Louisville and Portland Canal became the McAlpine Locks and Dam. Since there has been many improvements to the canal has been made. The canal is taken care of by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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The changing views of the canal

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Shippingport, Kentucky

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Shippingport, Kentucky was given to John Campbell in 1785 for his service in the French and Indian War. At that time it became known as Campbell Town. It was sold in 1803 and renamed Shippingport.

The population grew from 98 to over 500 and at one time challenged the 4th Street Wharf in downtown Louisville. At that time a warehouse and mill was built on Shippingport and soon began to export their goods. Elm Tree Garden became a popular spot for horse-racing and was well known. In 1817 a six-story flour mill built because how successful Shippingport had become.

In 1825 the building of the Louisville and Portland Canal and made Shippingport into an island. It soon became known as Shippingport Island and is locally known by that name today.

Over the years the Louisville and Portland Canal was gradually widened to keep up with the steamboats and later barges that carried products from one end of the country to another. A hydroelectric plant was also built on the island as time changed. Slowly residents and businesses began to close and leave.

The area was devastated by the flood of 1937 when most of Louisville was under water. It forced the island to evacuate until the river returned to it’s banks. Many people never returned because their homes were completely destroyed.

In 1958 the government acquired the property by eminent domain to widen the canal. They evicted many families that had lived there for over a 100 years.

STREET NAMES OF SHIPPINGPORT
TARASON AVE.
CHERRY STREET
PLUM STREET
MC HARRY STREET
HEMP STREET
CANAL STREET

The Food and Drug Act

The 1906 Food and Drugs Act and creation of the FDA

In June 1906, President Theodore Roosevelt signed into law the Food and Drugs Act, also known as the “Wiley Act” after its chief advocate. The Act prohibited, under penalty of seizure of goods, the interstate transport of food which had been “adulterated”, with that term referring to the addition of fillers of reduced “quality or strength”, coloring to conceal “damage or inferiority,” formulation with additives “injurious to health,” or the use of “filthy, decomposed, or putrid” substances. The act applied similar penalties to the interstate marketing of “adulterated” drugs, in which the “standard of strength, quality, or purity” of the active ingredient was not either stated clearly on the label or listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia or the National Formulary. The act also banned “misbranding” of food and drugs. The responsibility for examining food and drugs for such “adulteration” or “misbranding” was given to Wiley’s USDA Bureau of Chemistry.

Wiley used these new regulatory powers to pursue an aggressive campaign against the manufacturers of foods with chemical additives, but the Chemistry Bureau’s authority was soon checked by judicial decisions, as well as by the creation of the Board of Food and Drug Inspection and the Referee Board of Consulting Scientific Experts as separate organizations within the USDA in 1907 and 1908 respectively. A 1911 Supreme Court decision ruled that the 1906 act did not apply to false claims of therapeutic efficacy, in response to which a 1912 amendment added “false and fraudulent” claims of “curative or therapeutic effect” to the Act’s definition of “misbranded.” However, these powers continued to be narrowly defined by the courts, which set high standards for proof of fraudulent intent. In 1927, the Bureau of Chemistry’s regulatory powers were reorganized under a new USDA body, the Food, Drug, and Insecticide organization. This name was shortened to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) three years later.
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Some Quick Things To Look At To Date Bottles

Side Seams:

None: bottle may be free blown and uneven shape dating before 1860 or the bottle may have an even shape but spun in the mold to smoth out the seams- a common practice around 1900-1920.

BIM: side seams run from base and end below the top of lip. This is a result of Bowing In Mold (BIM). The lip is usually applied by hand later.

3PM: (3 piece mold) Bottom half (from base to shoulder) has no seams then there are seams near the shoulder that runs completely around the bottle. Two side seams run up the neck and end below the top of the lip. This was used from 1840-70. The lip was also applied by hand later.

ABM: if the side seams run through the top of the lip then it made this way. AMB stands for Automatic Bottle Machine. This type of bottle making started appearing in 1905 and by 1920 most bottles were made like this.

Some Items That Lewis And Clark Took On Journey

TRANSPORTATION
55-foot (17-meter) Keelboat
2 Pirogues (open boats)
Square sail (also called a broad sail)
35 Oars
2 Horses
CAMPING EQUIPMENT
150 Yards (140 meters) of cloth to be oiled and sewn into tents and sheets
6 Large needles
Pliers
Chisels
Handsaws
Oilskin bags
25 Hatchets
Whetstones
30 Steels for striking or making fire
Iron corn mill
2 Dozen tablespoons
Mosquito curtains
10.5 Pounds (5 kilograms) of fishing hooks and fishing lines
12 Pounds (5.4 kilograms) of soap
193 Pounds (87.5 kilograms) of “portable soup” (a thick paste concocted by boiling down beef, eggs, and vegetables, to be used if no other food was available on the trail)
3 Bushels (106 liters) of salt
Writing paper, ink and crayons
CLOTHING
45 Flannel shirts
20 Coats
15 Frocks
Shoes
Woolen pants
15 Blankets
Knapsacks
30 Stockings
15 Pairs wool overalls
MEDICINE
50 Dozen Dr. Rush’s patented “Rush’s Thunderclapper” pills
Lancets
Forceps
Syringes
Tourniquets
1,300 Doses of physic
1,100 Doses of emetic
3,500 Doses of diaphoretic (sweat inducer)
ARMS
15 Prototype Model 1803 muzzle-loading .54-caliber rifles “Kentucky Rifles”
15 Gun slings
24 Large knives
Powder horns
500 Rifle flints
420 Pounds (191 kilograms) of sheet lead for bullets
176 Pounds (80 kilograms) of gunpowder packed in 52 lead canisters
1 Long-barreled rifle that fired its bullet with compressed air, rather than by flint, spark, and powder

MATHEMATICAL INSTRUMENTS
Surveyor’s compass
Hand compass
1 Hadley’s quadrant
1 Telescope
3 Thermometers
2 Sextants
1 Set of plotting instruments
1 Chronometer (needed to calculate longitude; at $250 it was the most expensive item)
1 Portable microscope
1 Tape measure

PRESENTS FOR INDIAN TRIBES ENCOUNTERED
12 Dozen pocket mirrors
4,600 Sewing needles
144 Small scissors
10 Pounds (4.5 kilograms) of sewing thread
Silk ribbons
Ivory combs
Handkerchiefs
Yards of bright-colored cloth
130 Rolls of tobacco

Tomahawks that doubled as pipes
288 Knives
8 Brass kettles
Vermilion face paint
20 Pounds (9 kilograms) of assorted beads, mostly blue
5 Pounds (2 kilograms) of small, white, glass beads
288 Brass thimbles
Armbands
Ear trinkets

BOOKS,TABLES, AND MAPS
A Practical Introduction to Spherics and Nautical Astronomy
Antoine Simon’s Le Page du Pratz’s History of Louisiana
Barton’s Elements of Botany
Dictionary (4-volume)
Linnaeus (2-volume edition), the Latin classification of plants
Richard Kirwan’s Elements of Mineralogy
The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris
Tables for finding longitude and latitude
Map of the Great Bend of the Missouri River

Superstitions

  • Never place your shoes on the table or on top of your bed it means bad luck.
  • To prepare dead people for their long journey to heaven it is common to put a new pair a new pair of shoes on the corpse before he was put in the coffin.
  • If a wild bird flies into your house that means a sign of death
  • When a hearse passes by, you are to raise your feet and hold your breath and close your eyes. That will keep death away from your door.
  • Itchy ear, someone’s talking about you; itchy nose, you’ll kiss a fool; itchy right palm, you’ll meet someone new; itchy left palm, money’s coming, itchy feet, you’re on your way somewhere
  • If you set the broom in a corner, you will surely have strangers come to the house
  • It is unlucky to enter a house, which you are going to occupy, by the back-door.
  • It is lucky for a baby to go out of the front door for the first time.
  • If there is a storm, there must be a window open at the back and the front of the house so that the lightning can pass right through.
  • An acorn should be carried to bring luck and ensure a long life.
  • Amber beads, worn as a necklace, can protect against illness or cure colds.
  • Think of five or six names of boys or girls you might marry, As you twist the stem of an apple, recite the names until the stem comes off. You will marry the person whose name you were saying when the stem fell off.
  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
  • Spit on a new bat before using it for the first time to make it lucky
  • It’s bad luck to put a hat on a bed.
  • The sound of bells drives away demons because they’re afraid of the loud noise.

Monday’s child is fair of face;
Tuesday’s child is full of grace;
Wednesday’s child is full of woe;
Thursday’s child has far to go;
Friday’s child is loving and giving;
Saturday’s child works hard for a living.
But the child that is born on the Sabbath day
is fair and wise, good and gay.

  • If the first butterfly you see in the year is white, you will have good luck all year.
  • Keep cats away from babies because they “suck the breath” of the child.
  • It is bad luck to light three cigarettes with the same match.
  • Ivy growing on a house protects the inhabitants from witchcraft and evil.
  • It is bad luck to kill a ladybug
  • If you catch a falling leaf on the first day of autumn you will not catch a cold all winter.
  • It’s bad luck to let milk boil over.
  • A mirror should be covered during a thunderstorm because it attracts lightning.
  • A white moth inside the house or trying to enter the house means death.
  • An onion cut in half and placed under the bed of a sick person will draw off fever and poisons.
  • It is bad luck to see an owl in the sunlight.
  • If you use the same pencil to take a test that you used for studying for the test, the pencil will remember the answers
  • If you spill pepper you will have a serious argument with your best friend
  • If 3 people are photographed together, the one in the middle will die first.
  • Put salt on the doorstep of a new house and no evil can enter.
  • Thunder following a funeral means that the dead person’s soul has reached heaven.
  • If the person buried lived a good life, flowers will grow on the grave. If the person was evil, weeds will grow.
  • Cats found lurking in coal mines are considered to be bad luck
  • If a cat sneezes near a bride-to-be on the morning of the wedding, she will have a happy life
  • If a cat washes behind its ears, it will rain
  • A three colored cat will keep the house safe from fire
  • If you pay money for a cat, it will never catch mice for you
  • It seems that choosing a day to cut your hair or nails will bode for you in the following way:

Cut them on Monday, you cut them for health;
cut them on Tuesday, you cut them for wealth;
cut them on Wednesday, you cut them for news;
cut them on Thursday, a new pair of shoes;
cut them on Friday, you cut them for sorrow;
cut them on Saturday, see your true love tomorrow;
cut them on Sunday, the devil will be with you all the week

  • Don’t show a baby it’s own face in the mirror for the first year of life, it will scare the soul out of the body.
  • Parsley should not be transplanted, it means a death in the family.
  • If a big black spider comes into the house it is a sure sign of death
  • Killing a spider causes rain
  • To drop a comb while you are combing your hair is a sign of a coming disappointment.
  • A cricket in the house brings good luck.
  • Pick a dandelion that has gone to seed. Take a deep breath and blow the seeds into the wind. Count the seeds that remain on the stem. That is the number of children you will have.
  • A dog howling at night when someone in the house is sick is a bad omen.
  • It’s bad luck to leave a house through a different door than the one used to come into it.
  • Dream of fish: someone you know is pregnant.
  • To drop a fork means a man is coming to visit.
  • A bed changed on Friday will bring bad dreams
  • Any ship that sails on Friday will have bad luck.
  • Cut your hair on Good Friday to prevent headaches in the year to come
  • Pulling out a gray or white hair will cause ten more to grow in its place.
  • A horseshoe hung in the bedroom will keep nightmares away.
  • If you drop scissors, it means your lover is being unfaithful to you.
  • If you sing before seven, you will cry before eleven
  • The devil can enter your body when you sneeze. Having someone say, “God bless you,” drives the devil away.
  • If 13 people sit down at a table to eat, one of them will die before the year is over.
  • If you bite your tongue while eating, it is because you have recently told a lie.
  • A bride’s veil protects her from evil spirits who are jealous of happy people.
  • A watermelon will grow in your stomach if you swallow a watermelon seed
  • Knock three times on wood after mentioning good fortune so evil spirits won’t ruin it.
  • If a woman is buried in black, she will return to haunt the family.
  • If you dream of death it’s a sign of a birth, if you dream of birth, it’s a sign of death.
  • If you touch a loved one who has died, you won’t have dreams about them

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Ring Around The Rosy- Bubonic Plague

The Mother Goose rhythm is nothing about cheerful thoughts but about death itself. More precisely it is felt to be about a dark time period in Europe- the Bubonic Plague which killed thousands of people. A plague felt to been caused due to superstition or another fear.

Ring around the rosy
A pocket full of posies
Ashes Ashes [or “Tishoo Tishoo”]
We all fall down!

“Ring around the rosy” is felt to refer to one of the early signs or symptoms of the disease. A ‘ring’ forming around a scab or eruption on the skin.

“Pocket full of posies” Some feel that the infections had an acrid smell thus infected people had flowers put around them or in their pockets to help make the smell more bearable. Others feel this refers to the smell of death that filled many communities; bodies of the dead, carted out of the houses to be picked up by wagons for burials, were sometimes covered with flowers to help lessen the smell of the rotting flesh. Townspeople would carry flowers or use lavender on handkerchiefs to hold over their nose and mouths to help make the air a bit more breathable.

The third line has two versions shared. Some of us learned “Tishoo Tishoo”, which is sharing one of the last symptoms of the disease before the person died.

Others of us learned “Ashes Ashes” which may refer to the amount of people dying daily. Remember that thousands of people died as a result of the plague. When the disease was at its height this could easily mean that hundreds of people a day were dying. Therefore it would been hard to bury them all, due to the shortage of healthy people able to dig mass graves or not enough hours in the day. There was also the fear of the victims’ bodies ‘infecting’ the earth. The plague prompted many communities to burn, or cremated, the bodies instead.

“We all fall down” We all eventually died if we caught the plague.

The Bubonic Plague was also known as the “Black Death”. It is said that thousands died from the infection but many more died from fear.

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Remove Stains

Milk, Cream, Ice Cream– Pre-soak in cold or warm water for 30 minutes. Wash. Sponge any grease spots with non-flammable dry cleaning solvent. Wash again.

Nail Polish – Sponge with polish remover or banana oil. Wash. If stain remains sponge with denatured alcohol to which a few drops of ammonia have been added. Wash again. Do not use polish remover on acetate or triacetate fabrics.

Paint – Oil base, sponge stains with turpentine, cleaning fluid or paint remover. Pre-treat and wash in hot water. For old stains sponge with banana oil and then with non-flammable dry cleaning solvent. Wash again. Water base- scrape off paint with dull blade. Wash with detergent in water as hot as is for fabric.

Perspiration– Sponge fresh stain with ammonia, old stain with vinegar. Pre-soak in cold or warm water. Rinse. Wash in hottest water safe for fabric. if fabric is yellowed use bleach. If stain still remains, dampen and sprinkle with meat tenderizer or pepsin. Let stand 1 hour. Brush off and wash. For persistent odor, sponge with colorless mouthwash.

Soft Drink– Sponge immediately with cold water and alcohol. Heat and detergent may set stain.

Tea– Sponge or soak with cold water as soon as possible. Wash using detergent and bleach safe for fabric.

These are all suggestions for stain removing and there is no guarantee that it will work or the fabric will not be damaged. If you would like to add to this list please leave a comment.

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