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254. Putting Screens Away

If screens were carefully put away last fall
there should be little difficulty in getting them in place on the first

hot fly-breeding day. The wise housekeeper writes on the top of her

screen, where it is hidden from view by the upper sash, the room and

window where it belongs. She also covers the wires with a coating of

vaselin and stores them in a dry place with a cover thrown over them.

Should the wire have become shabby and rusty looking it can be freshened

up with a coat of paint. If the wires have gone into holes and are badly

bulged, replace with copper wire netting. It costs more than the ordinary

kind, but does not wear out nearly so soon.