Yesterday I commented on something I came across (via Instapundit) in the NYT concerning clutter. To be clear, I dislike clutter. In a perfect home, there’s a place for everything and everything is in its place. For years now the received wisdom has been that the time and energy needed to get from clutter and
Another crappy old book which unfortunately has incomplete citation information. But what it lacks in citation, it makes up for in preachin’. I, myself, am confronted with a different problem: lack of bookshelves. The Library in Starkvegas had a sale yesterday.
This up just a bit ago at Instapundit.com. NEW YORK TIMES: American Women Are Fat Because They Don’t Vacuum Enough. “Women, they found, once had been quite physically active around the house, spending, in 1965, an average of 25.7 hours a week cleaning, cooking and doing laundry. Those activities, whatever their social freight, required the
that I blog about my new lamp. And so tonight I shall. I got it from Fred’s. It’s orange. Fred’s can be a great place to shop. I say “can” because some Fred’s are better and cleaner than others. Fortunately, the Fred’s in my little town turned out to be a great place to shop
I bought two more yesterday. $4.63 to the children; $0.32 to the state I love The Palmer Home Thrift Store where every penny I spend except those that go to the Sovereign State of Mississippi goes to The Palmer Home for Children in Columbus, Mississippi. I buy a lot of books there. Palmer Home for Children
Meta Givens recommends “memorizing this brief chapter.” From The Modern Family Cookbook (1958). I think The Shopper’s Creed speaks for itself. Give it another read. The Creed begins a four page chapter devoted to helping “you to become a better manager,” because in 1942 (when the book was first published) running a home was a
From Meta Given’s The Modern Family Cookbook, copyright 1942, 1953, 1958, published by J. G. Ferguson Publishing Company, Chicago So you don’t need to click to enlarge… The Food Shopper’s Creed The health of my family is in my care, therefore– I will base my market list on meals planned according to the “DIET PATTERN”
I made mention of “wash day” in a previous post. Every day is wash day for those of us here on the Farm, except for Mr. Big Food who does his laundry on a schedule. Every so often, he has “shirt-washing days,” “pant-washing days,” and so on. (He’s very disciplined.) But in the crappy olden
Few women appreciate the importance of mending, forgetting entirely the old proverb, “A stitch in time saves nine.” Every housewife should form the habit of doing the weekly mending each week instead of allowing it to accumulate until it becomes a burden. Carefully mended garments denote thrift, industry, and economy; therefore, every woman and every
I posted a couple of thoughts related to work, pride, and so on. There’s a similar conversation going on at Bookworm Room.
Iopride water melon IO for Iowa Pride. 100 days — The fruits are dark green with darker green stripes. They are oblong and blocky with sweet, bright-red flesh and a high sugar content. Holds long at maturity. Developed at the University of Iowa for upland soils and for resistance to fusarium wilt and anthracnose (race
A dear old friend once commented that we “have a lot of crappy old stuff.” True. Our Big Life is filled with crappy old stuff– especially books. From one old cookbook: The Meal Planner’s Creed from The Modern Family Cookbook by Meta Given (J. G. Ferguson Publishing Company, Chicago. 1958. p2) Question. Why do authors