Independence Day Memories and a Patriotic Charge to Women, 1898

The Fourth of July used to be so kept by our people that it was an important educator in patriotism. Early in the morning we were awakened by the thunder of cannon from fort and fleet, or from the village green, then the children, rushing to the windows, saw everywhere the red, white, and blue…

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Vintage Christmas Stories for the Whole Family

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. Here we are again in the middle of December, the height of the Christmas season. For me, the time from November 1st to January 1st is jam-packed with Christmas music, lights, movies, food, and hopefully lots of snow to set the mood. Getting my…

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The Best Care-Free Christmas Celebration, 1935

We observe the old custom of having our whole family together for Christmas dinner. Last year there were nearly forty of us. Each family brought a basket lunch with service for its own members. No dirty dishes to mar the women folks’ good time. Planning a big dinner is no longer an excuse for putting…

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Advice for a Well-Balanced Reading Diet; 1937 &1903

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my disclosure policy here. From 1937– I try to read one book every two weeks–and 25 books a year can do much to brighten and make interesting a practical, overworked housewife. I try to vary my reading diet, for I believe the menu for our minds should be…

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