Dorothy Palin

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Dorothy Palin is a Jewish-American humorist and writer who currently lives in New York City with her four sons. She graduated from New York University by the skin of her teeth a hundred years ago. Dorothy is currently writing her third screenplay. She specializes in writing the things people think but wouldn’t say because she has no shame.

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Stubborn Stains? Try This Hasidic Trick

I was in the waiting room at my doctor’s office when I struck up a conversation with two Hasidic women. They were only in their thirties, but between the two of them, they had 17 children. They braced themselves when I said I needed to pick their brains on something.

“How do I get those stubborn yellow stains out from the armpits of my kids white shirts?”

They had an answer: Spray the blue Easy-Off oven cleaner on the inside of the shirt where the stain is, and on the outside as well. Let it sit for an hour, then wash as usual. I tried it today, and the shirts are lily white. Baruch Hashem!

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