Soap leaves

Wow! Just had a trip into the Way Back Machine on account of receiving a package of soap leaves by Nutcracker Designs. These soap leaves are scented, colored, and oval, but they evoke a vague memory of rectangular sheets of soap dispensed in Sixties public restrooms. The soap leaves I remember were like tiny egg roll skins.

I remember the motion of my flat, upturned palm pushing forward and a leaf of soap falling into my hand. School soap in those days was dispensed as a gritty powder when we pushed up on a knob with our upturned palm. Soap leaves must have been dispensed in other public restrooms. Was it in the cavernous Ladies Room on second floor of Miller and Paine's department store? Please comment if you have a soaf leaf memory.

© 2009 Nancy L. Ruder

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