Originally Posted by Bonnie1965
I have a scar around my wrists and up my forearm as testament to the hazards of lye. When I was about 3 yrs old, I stuck my hand into a pot of lye on my grandmother's stove. I was wearing one of those little long-sleeved shirts with the ribbing around the cuffs. Mom didn't know it happened until she went to undress me and my skin peeled off with the ribbing of the shirt. Told ya I was a quiet kid
I didn't freak out until my mom freaked out
Oh no! You must have suffered, lye burns can be third degree! One soapmaker got a splash in her eye, (she was not wearing goggles) she was wearing contacts and it burned through, she had to go to the emergency room and she was lucky she was wearing contacts or she would have lost sight in that eye.
You were shy too, you brougt back a memory when my mother was shutting the electric window in the car and my arm was in it, and the window was almost closed and I didn't say anything, her friend said something.