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Last week I promised more from my August 1952 edition of Woman's Day magazine.
When this issue came out, my mom was four months pregnant with me:) I was to be number two of seven siblings (5 boys- 2 girls). Hey, that's why it was called the Baby Boom!;)
Here we go: Let's start with food.
Betty Crocker cake mixes. The beginning of shortcuts for the busy wife and mother.
Baked Alaska- yum!
Chef Boy-Ar-Dee Spaghetti- an economic meal.
The convenience of cheese being already sliced!
"There's always room for JELL-O!"-- And even Dad can make it? :) I love the text- "Having a little trouble, Mac?"
The all American hot dog.
I know Kellogg's Corn Flakes, but not this.
How to make 36 Frosty Drinks.
Maternity clothes from a familiar brand- Lane Bryant.
Another famous brand -Heinz. Of course, Gerber was well known also.
Anyone have a doll like this? I had a doll that wet on me Christmas morning! My dad thought it was hilarious:)
Helpful Articles: Games to play on a road trip-- Animal Alphabet and Animal Sounds.
Recipes using Zucchini Squash
How to Make Extra Money--I actually did this (sold Christmas cards) when I was about 12. They were late arriving -about a week before Christmas. I was so embarrassed, but my gracious customers never complained. The beauty of living in a small town.
Getting clothes white --Notice the white gloves.
Women's Skin Care- Palmolive Soap
The Newest Fall Fashion Featured Stories
On a more sobering thought- This ad is on the last page of the magazine. It features a Marine in the Korean War and is an ad for Americans to buy Defense Bonds.
The American wife and homemaker in 1952 had many responsibilities, just like women today. When we look back to these, what we call the "good ole days", times were simpler, and less rushed. I'm sure most who lived through those years will tell you things were not all rosy. Women worked hard ( I know my mom did) in the home without many conveniences that we have today and got up and did it all the next day. But she loved her family and did it as a service to them.
I have been inspired by so many bloggers, whom I have visited these past few weeks. Your attitude of lovingly serving your families by making special meals or just making something simple that is their favorite food -- Creatively decorating your homes frugally and sharing how you do it--often with humor. One blogger named her blog "a soft place to land"-- and I think that says it all. We want our homes to be a soft place to land for ourselves and our families--a safe haven- a place they want to be.
I see this as a high calling for us- whether we work outside the home or stay at home, through this community of bloggers, we are not alone--and we help each other. We are not perfect- far from it,- but if we can encourage, inspire, or put a smile on someone's face, it is worth the effort:)
So thanks from me. I hope you have a really good day:) Linda
New season of my life. This is me holding Sam, our first grandchild back in Oct. 2007. "When a child is born, so are grandmothers." ~Judith Levy
So glad you stopped by. I am a Christian wife married to a wonderful husband. Mom of six--- and Grammy Sam, Sophia, Eli, Hazel, Emmett and Audrey! We have four married sons, four wonderful daughters-in-love, our youngest son, who just graduated from college, and our daughter who is in college. I enjoy sharing life experiences, recipes, good books, crafts, photos and homekeeping ideas. Just like in nature, our lives move in seasons and I look forward to sharing experiences and hearing about what is going on in your season of life. Come on in, kick off your shoes and sit for a while. You are always welcome here.