|The Book of Hints and Wrinkles|
Published in the early 1930's it is the most amazing piece of modern social history. It's basically a guide to running the home and I've been chuckling away and doing a few 'flippin' hecks' as I've been working my way through it. I won't bore you with too many at once, perhaps just share a few with you over the next few weeks.
First of all ladies let me draw your attention to the 'Daily Routine Time table' and the 'Daily Cleaning Routine'
|Where does it say, "Sit down now with a nice relaxing cuppa?"|
|Chop. chop ladies, not finished yet......|
|I think that's enough now....don't you?|
For those of you who might wonder what the 10:30am 'Special Work' entails allow me to enlighten....
|The fortnightly turn out|
|Could I ever be,....... would I ever want to be, this organised!?|
I don't know about you but I'm worn out just reading it all. Labour saving devices or not this is a pretty hefty workload for the SAHM of the 1930's - don't you agree?
Other enticing snippets include 'The Management of Young Children' (said in my best 'Maggie Smith as the Downton Dowager Countess' voice), advice on 'The Laundry' and 'Room layouts' but I'll save those for another day......
.......because...... rather than cleaning my windows with newspaper and ammonia yesterday, .....I was making these in stead. More Kindle covers off to Folksy and Etsy land
Some with boats.......
..........or little houses.
..............and of course a cuppa and a cake.
Enjoy your weekend everyone. I can't believe another week has passed already, can you? x