Take special care in setting an invalid's tray.I certainly haven't had much time to consider whether or not a fringed napkin would prove annoying to my paitients, but I have been so very thankful that I'm able to be at home caring for them.
Cover with a spotless tray-cloth or dinner napkin, folding the same, if it
is larger than tray, that it may just come over the edge. Avoid a fringed
cloth, as the fringe is apt to prove annoying.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Caring for the sick
From the 1896 Original Fannie Farmer Cookbook...