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Hey that's great!

Quite right! The book discusses ice boxes, ice houses, straw boxes, springboxes and springhouses. Salt packing is discussed as well as oiling eggs for storage. I hadn't heard about haying and salt packing eggs, but we have the ventilation and insulation of the straw along with the dehydrating (and generally nasty) effect of salt working together there. Amazing how much salt comes into the picture.

What else do you remember?

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.