As the dog days of summer slowly drift by I'm pleased to give you the July issue of Women's Household. These come the from July '66, '67, '68, '70, and '72 issues.
A couple weeks ago I almost had a ephemera nightmare . We had a huge rain storm and I'd left my porch window open. I had left this collection of magazines not far from the window. But fear not, gentle reader, only a couple were damp; and I learned that Women's Household Magazines are very absorbent. But it could have been a disaster.
But not as much of a disaster as these dresses these poor women were forced to wear. Yes, Mrs. Hazel James didn't get me the money that I asked for in time so that I wouldn't post these photos.
I've featured collections before, but these are some I've missed; Starting with little Janice Howe and her bubble gum charms. The things I've learned from these magazines: Dish Rag cakes, noiseless rattles, the fact I can make money by writing brief paragraphs, and now the world of bubble gum charms. They are the toys that would come in Cracker Jack or with candy. Click here for an article on them from e-bay... and good luck on starting your own collection. If bubble gum charms are too fast paced a hobby how about unusual salt and pepper shakers. She is the 2nd woman featured with a huge collection of these things. Much like the maintaining of the Golden Gate Bridge, by the time Mrs Holbrook would finish dusting this collection it would be time to start at the beginning and dust them again.
I guess if I ever toyed with a ceramic collection I would have to go with 'lady heads'. Read my House on the Rock post to see the photos I took of their collection. Their huge collection is downright mind boggling.
Now that summer is officially here all young grads are out looking for jobs. May I suggest becoming a "Roll-On Embroidery" training instructor? It might not be a fortune 500 company job, but think of the joy in your parent's faces when you tell them how you are going to use your liberal arts degree.
This Month's Features. (click to enlarge)
I had to skip Missing Persons and What's Your Problem this month. Even more than usual, both were heartbreaking. If you must see them, e-mail me and I'll send you the story 'Where is my father" and WYP asks "I let my daughter be adopted by my in-laws, how can I improve my relations with her now." In the meantime, to the left is the lovely Bonnie Bingaman who seems to do everything including raising her own food.
What is Your Opinion asks: Should Girls Be Offered Higher Education. I say no; Not when there are opportunities like teaching Roll On Embroidery training instructor jobs are available to women without a college degree.
My Diet has an inspiring story with one of the most shocking before and after photos I've ever seen... Mrs. Imra Klentz won 1st Prize in "Best Improvement". Kudos Mrs. Klentz! All About Pets. Hello Dolly the possum. As Uncle Jed from the Beverly Hillbillies would say: "The good thing about possum is it's just as good the second day."
And for your own craft projects... Precious Pretty Dolly Dithers! This would make a great tee-shirt.
Hope your summer is going well...