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Goodbye 2021- Part 1

At the end of the year, Holly and I do cocktails (socially distant) and put together a list of our favorites for the year. 2021 isn’t going to win any prizes for fun and exciting, but we have found a few chuckles here and there. Click on the post name to see the original and be sure to read some of the comments. Got some opinions or favorites to share? Say so in the comments.

Read on, everyone!
Mary and Holly

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Project Christmas

76 Ways to Get Organized for Christmas
McCullough and Cooper
1982

This book is my kind of nightmare. These women probably start planning the Christmas on December 26. Obviously, from the introduction, you can already tell they have wayyy too much spirit. All that is missing is a Gantt chart and a Powerpoint. Since this book was published prior to many of those project management tools, I guess we can let it go. That alone makes this book a weeder.

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Hawaii is really American!

Hawaii USA
Edelman
1954 revised 3rd printing 1959

This was still in circulation as of this writing. Much like our Alaska book previously featured, this book is woefully out of date. Hawaii became a state in 1959, so this particular edition was updated enough to acknowledge statehood. For the life of me, I cannot understand why this book is still in a public library. I am willing to go out on a limb and say that the Hawaii of 1959 is not the same as Hawaii of 2021. Seriously, why would anyone want a 60 plus year old book on Hawaii?

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Introducing Macrame

Introducing Macrame
Short
1970

It’s been a while since I ran into a macrame book. So I was kind of excited to jump into this gem. Actually, I ended up being a bit disappointed because it wasn’t as awful as I expected. I miss the ridiculous clothing from this book. And this one. And this one too.

This book was more about “look at macrame” rather than how to do macrame. Even in 1970, this probably wasn’t a great public library purchase. I would have been more interested in titles that showed some instruction.

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Your monthly “friend”

Menstruation
Just Plain Talk
Nourse
1980

All of the ladies probably remember that time in health class where the world of menstruation was explained. I remember that in 6th grade we had a boring film where girls in white pants told everyone how grown up they were. It was the white pants that made it realistic.

They always would play down symptoms such as debilitating cramps, bloating, mood swings, etc. and pass them off as “normal”. That’s just the life of a lady. Credit goes to this author who actually acknowledged that not everyone reacts the same way and that symptoms should be addressed by a doctor.