How to be a Real “Vamp” to Your Husband

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The modern definition of a vamp is a woman who is “striking, exotic, or overtly glamorous” and who is “usually a heartless, man-eating seductress.” Oh, my! Such an interesting phrase to describe the ideal farmer’s wife! Enjoy this advice, written in 1924.   Have you a little vamp in your home? Now don’t look so shocked…

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Let Not the Sun Go Down on Your Wrath–1936

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The little neighbor boy who used to catch polywogs with me has suddenly grown up and married, and I’ve written him a letter. It’s mostly congratulations, of course, with one tiny bit of advice–a formula for happiness, as thoroughly tried and tested as my most dog-eared recipe. It is a part of a Bible verse–”Let…

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Oh Sing, Sisters! from 1936

A little tidbit worth sharing and hopefully, taken to heart…. There’s not enough singing in this world–of that I’m convinced. I don’t mean singing on the radio, in school or churches. I mean in the family. Before our family grew up and married we were always singing. On Saturdays one sister and I might be…

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