Remember when Mom made the bar of soap wet, and rubbed it in our mouths, and then to make it worse you had to had to bite on it?
Then I once watched my friend’s mother stand him on a chair in the centre of the room for 30 minutes while he held a big bar of soap in my mouth. He was just covered in slobber down the front of his shirt by the time it was over.
My Grandmother was in on this punishment too, and grabbed my arm, marched me into the bathroom, picked up a bar of plain white soap, and literally cleaned my mouth with it. Sometimes I wondered what brand of soap was most used for washing out mouths?
One of my readers Clorise Anderson remembered her mom would squirt MIR dish soap in our mouths. I remember MIR very well but cannot find a darn…
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