John Gannon was an illustrator who had a gift for showing women who were ecstatic over blankets and sheets:
We depend entirely on other men; on those who live with us and above all on those who have preceded us. Society is composed of the dead as well as the living. Robinson Crusoe would not have survived without the help of the tools and the weapons he found. Even in his solitude, he . . . → Read More: Wise Words of the Day: Rugged Individualism Is a Myth
This post is inspired by a comment left on Home Ec 101′s Facebook page in response to her post about why we should wash our sheets regularly. The commenter said she washes her sheets every week with bleach..
I fell for the . . . → Read More: When It Comes to Cotton, Use Chlorine Bleach Sparingly
Except for very unusual occasions, the bedrooms should be used for sleeping, the kitchen for eating, and the living room for relaxation and enjoyment. ~Daryl V. Hoole, The Art of Homemaking, 1967
(Am I the only one who giggled at “the unusual occasions” euphemism for the bedroom?)
Mrs. Hoole advises us that children should . . . → Read More: Let Each Room Fulfill Its Function