Here’s a neat tip from the book:
Mrs. Dunwoody’s Excellent Instructions for Homekeeping
Timeless Wisdom and Practical Advice
by Miriam Lukken
Time-Saver: Makeshift Measurers
It seems I find myself forever in need of a measuring stick…
- I finally learned to measure the length of my index finger (3 inches), hand (7 inches), and elbow to middle fingertip (16 inches).
- Also helpful is the measurement of your shoe and your outstretched arms, fingertip to fingertip.
- The Judge kept a belt with every 2 inches marked off on the inside. (Still my favorite way to measure.)
- A quarter is 1 inch in diameter.
- A penny is 3/4 inch.
If you have more ideas for makeshift measurers, I’d love to hear them :).