Homemaking

Visiting Etiquette

When I was a young mother, I would visit old folks homes and my grandmothers home with my baby.  The elderly just love looking at little babies.  They probably see something eternal about new life.  They, at the end of their days, with every page of their story written.  Stories of years gone by, different …

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Party Potato Soup

Yesterday after church, I came up with this spontaneous plan, which is not out of the ordinary for me.  It was a most beautiful, sunshiny, warm day and that works together to rejuvenate my mind.  Rebeca had a birthday the day before and I thought, why not have a girls tea party to celebrate.  While …

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Days of the Week

A wonderful treasure… When I first got married and we bought our first home, I had no idea I would be where I am today.  Walking through an empty home in town with my belly expanding from the growth of our first son, I dreamed of what I would fill each room with.  As I …

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Telephone Etiquette

There is so much to cover in etiquette, that I feel the need to break this study into a new direction.  One that focussing in on teaching women about proper etiquette. Charity, “Doth not behave itself unseemly…” 1 Corinthians 13:5 Calling Hours… In the early 1900s women would have calling hours.  Calling hours were the …

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Charity in Dress Etiquette

Etiquette in Dress Charity “Doth not behave itself unseemly…” I Corinthians 13:5 To behave unseemly, you would be acting inappropriately, against good womanly etiquette.  If you have the law of charity inscribed on your heart, you will practice good etiquette. Etiquette for women has changed throughout history in many ways.  When I was a little …

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Community Life

Rolling hills and fences flowing, Horses pull wagons for hay mowing. Smells so sweet the fresh mown hay, It lays along rows where the grasshoppers play. The men are in the fields hard at work now, Workin the land by the sweat of their brow. They know the land like a mold they did cast, …

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Winter Wash Day Woes

The washhouse is near completion and there are much woes for a homestead lady on washday during the winter months.   After my husband drove me many times in the horseless carriage to my mother’s home loaded down with many baskets of laundry to wash in her electric machine, I realized there must be some …

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