I have written about a sleepover we hosted at our home during our daughter’s high school years. Besides learning that with the help of other parents, we could host such an event, I learned something else that night. My standard fare is not hints from
Heloise Georgette, but I did learn the following that night and I think it’s worth passing along.
Someone had placed a cool coke can on the piano leaving a water ring on the wood. Not wanting any more woodwork to fall casualty to water rings, quickly, I gathered up all the coasters I could muster and announced, “Please use the coasters.” I didn’t point out the culprit can, just made my announcement and slid a coaster under all the cups and cans I could find, hoping everyone would follow suit of using them.
One mom, must have read my thoughts when she noticed the ring. “I think I can fix that,” she offered.
“Do you have any walnuts or pecans?”
She cracked a nut I gave her and took out the meat of the nut. She broke it in half showing the white of the nutmeat.
“Here, rub on and around the ring. We can fix that. It won’t work if it dries, but I think we can fix it now while it’s pretty fresh.”
Both of us rubbed and sure enough the oil from the nut erased it!
Wow! It was that simple!
I think back on those moms who stood by us chaperoning that night helping in every way possible, and remember how grateful I was for their support, erasing the ring of my apprehension.