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Old Magazines

in Blog on July 24, 2010

My husband and I like to go to antique malls and off the beaten path antique shops and I in particular enjoy looking (and buying) old, old magazines that contain sewing or embroidery patterns. I have some that date back to the 1850’s and it’s a lot of fun looking at what the fashions were way back when and also to find embroidery patterns. I also get a kick out of old advertisements. The problems they are addressing don’t seem to change much from generation to generation – too fat, too little hair, acne, too little money – but the solutions certainly have.

And then there are some advice columns and a “grains of gold” column.

Here is a small sampling of “Grains of gold”: Little things postponed can bring great miseries. (still true today, isn’t it?)

Or how about: A good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters.

And finally: However ill the world may have gone, the roses still bloom and the thrushes still sing in it.

Talk to you later.

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