Mentioned in John Steinbeck
's Novel, Of Mice and Men
The Passage states "You seen that glove on his left hand?"
"Yeah. Seen it."
"Well, that glove's fulla vaseline."
"Vaseline? What the hell for?"
"Well, I tell ya what - Curley says he's keepin' that hand soft for his wife."
"That's a dirty thing to tell around," he said."
Which has disturbed me since 9th grade and I couldn't get it out of my head!
Meaning keeping your hand soft for some kind of sexual pleasure one can only assume.
If I needed a smooth hand to do it right, I'd have a "Glove Fulla Vaseline", baby!