New Orleans History -- Lake Pontchartrain
Thursday, June 04, 2020
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erl cloth

= oil cloth, often used as a table covering

A great Yat question...'When that erl cloth (Goodness! Why was it almost always
red-N-white?) was put out, why did it take, oh, ten years for the erl cloth smell to go away? Hell, the lee-no-lee-um would quit buckling befo' dat!