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Living the Good Life

This category covers everything like gardening, entertaining and other “lifestyle” titles.

Home Ec-50’s style

Young Living
Clayton
1959

This could be a fun book to browse…at a museum or archive of some sort. Sadly, there are quite a few public libraries listed in WorldCat that still have this book on their shelves.

I love the page that this submitter scanned from the book.  It really says it all:

 

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A Philatelist’s Dream

Jewish Chess Masters on Stamps
Berkovich and Divinsky
2000

If your library or your community has a very (VERY) active stamp collecting society, this might be an acceptable choice for your library.  Even then, it is very obscure!  There’s nothing wrong with it and I’m not suggesting weeding it.  It’s just an odd choice for a library unless they buy every possible stamp-related item they can get a hold of.  The really interesting thing is that “Jews on postage stamps” is an actual subject heading, and there are all kinds of books about it on WorldCat.org.  There are also books about “Catholics on postage stamps” and

…wait for it…

“Beavers on postage stamps.”

Holly

It’s all about the homemaking

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Good Housekeeping’s Guide for Young Homemakers
William Laas, ed.
1966

The forward of this book sort of says it all: “Homemaker–no other word in the language so precisely suggests what a young married woman is expected to do.”   Actually this is an interesting book and kind of household ‘how-to’ encyclopedia.  There are several pages on ironing and laundry.  Caring for furs is another large article.  And just in case you are feeling inadquate about all the knowledge you lack as a young wife, you can still be pretty for your husband by following the beauty hints!

Mary

 

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