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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A New Deal For Women, from 1936

Right in the middle of Roosevelt’s New Deal program of the 1930s, one woman suggested that homemakers adopt their own new household policies. Today, 85 years later, I still think they’re applicable for today. Enjoy. I, for one, think it’s high time that we hear something about a New Deal for women. I make the…

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A Shetland Pony Was My Best Christmas Gift

Here is a letter written around 1915 by a young fellow named Eugene about his Christmas present, which even by today’s standards, was a pretty spectacular gift. Enjoy! One day, not long ago, my mother was reading a farm magazine and she saw a picture of a Shetland pony named “Cub,” hitched up all ready…

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We All Have Reasons to Be Thankful

A housewife in 1930 writes: “Thanksgiving Day approaches again, but how can we be thankful in our community where hail and drouth and other ills of agriculture have given us a lean year and empty purses. I am not irreverent when I say that it is not easy for me to lift my voice in…

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