Sunday, August 22, 2010

Fun Old Reads

...a couple of books that I chose based on their covers at the local library...Yes- I do that sometimes - I know you're not supposed to - but it usually works out well for me...

...The Virginia Housewife by Mary Randolph and it's a facsimile copy of the original - it was a lot of fun to read...

...and The Ladies' Indispensable Companion, which not only had recipes but also a bunch of home remedies...

I really enjoyed reading both of these...


  1. Anonymous4:57 PM

    I love old books. It's really neat to see how times and customs have changed over the years.

  2. Tell us some of the advice, recipes and home remedies. I love things like this.

    A fried mouse as a cure for whooping cough was still used in more isolated communities in the 1930's and 1940's here.

  3. This sounds lovely. I could use some reading time myself. Angela (Peach Coglo)