Monday, January 17, 2005

Books In The Household

One of my favourite features of the vintage household book is that it contains advice that is never offered nowadays:

To open a new book, open the front cover, then the back, then turn back a few leaves at a time from each end until you reach the center.

From the Essential Home Library: Housekeeping Made Easy by Linda Marvin (Nelson Doubleday, 1943).

Our husbands were at work and we had to know how to efficiently run a household so that they needn't have bothered about such details. The husband's mind had to be concerned with the Important Things.

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