Posted : Jun 21st 2007 12:00 AM
MISCHIEF NIGHT IN LANSDOWNE
The following was submitted by Rose (Hagopian):
"My grandmother, who lived with us, used to make soap.
She'd render the fat, and it was a smelly, long
process, using lye. She'd stir it with a thin board,
probably lath, and when it was ready, she'd pour the
mixture into an enamel roasting pan or broiler pan.
It would start hardening, and Metz Myrig (grand mother
in Armenian) would cut the soap, using a large knife.
Then she would let it harden some more, usually on the
back porch. But this one time, she placed the pan of
the soaps on the front porch."
"Guess what?! It was mischief night, and soap got
taken and used all over the neighborhood! Guess who
heard about it the next day, at school?"