I think as long as people, (women), have been washing dishes, there have been ads for dishwashing soap to make their lives easier and the task more enjoyable, all while guaranteeing softer hands. I confess I have tried various dishwashing liquid soaps and like to buy these cheerful sponges too.

Ocelo Sponge

Yet, it doesn’t make me feel any better when my sink keeps filling up with dirty dishes. Well, at least I don’t have to wash my dishes in a barrel while wearing a bonnet and pointy-toed little shoes.

The Scullery Maid c 1738 by Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin

Stream of Consciousness Saturday, #SOCS, is hosted by Linda G Hill. The prompt words for today are ‘clean/dirty’. Featured image of Swan soap ad from the Ladies’ Home Journal c 1889 via the Internet Archive on Image of Ocelo sponge via me. Image of ‘The Scullery Maid’ c 1738 painting by Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin from the National Gallery of Art on





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