Thursday, December 20, 2012
What Book Are You Reading?
I love this vintage Santa Claus cookie jar. I don't even remember where or when I bought it. It is circa 1975, the year I graduated from high school. It is completely plastic, yeah! I can't break it!
A gift that was finished up finally, it's only been 4 years since my son, Colin and his wife, Jenny got married. They will totally not be expecting it!
One of the cousins was in charge of getting people to sign the blocks. She did the best job she could but a lot of people missed signing them. I am taking it with me on Christmas Eve to have some of the family members who got skipped over sign it.
I have a perfect holiday book for you to read. By perfect I mean you can pick it up and put it down without worrying about what you read the day or two before. It is a fascinating look at why the rooms in our homes are the way they are today. The section on ironing is enough to make me never complain about it again! Talk about drudgery....
On wash day they talk about certain fabrics being hard to clean so they would take the dress apart, clean different parts in different methods (a horror in itself) and resew it!
Who knew stale urine makes your sheets whiter! Yes, I know the question you all are asking yourself is how do you know when the urine is stale????!!!!
It is at times humorous and very informative. Did you know that before people had tables (dining) that they would sit on benches and a board would be balanced on everyone's knees to place you plates etc. Hence the name "room and board"! There are tons of interesting things to learn.
Thanks Christine for a good pick!