Three? four? weeks I’ve been preparing for a garage sale. I was ready today, but…my husband has the shingles; he hurts too badly to put the signs in the ground, and I can’t push them down enough to stay upright (neither the sign not I stays upright!) So, again, no sale!
I have unearthed some interesting things. I have a book, Cooking for Two, Janet McKenzie Hill, 1917. Amazon price for hardcover like mine is $150! Reproductions are $35.00.
Let me give you a bit of its content. First page: “A Talk on Food” “In the morning you work about the house, putting it in order, or you work in the garden with your flowers, or you go to market. Your husband attends to his work out-of-doors or in the office, and when mid-day is reached neither of you feel willing to do any more work, until you have eaten your mid-day meal. Your energy and motive power are gone. The movements you have made, not only those you have made of your own accord in working about the house, but also those made involuntarily by your heart in beating, your lungs in breathing, and your brain in thinking, have wasted your stock of energy and worn away tissues of flesh, blood and bones. This waste must be renewed at once, or you will remain faint and inactive; or, if the renewal be deferred for days. you will cease to live.”
Now I call that a good reason to eat!
I marked mine for thirty dollars, but I changed my mind and brought it in; that’s not enough money. I don’t need the book at all BUT it is so entertaining. It only proves the stereotype of me as an old woman with a house of clutter. BUT it is not something I could ever get again so if I part with it now. Should I, or shouldn’t I? Please participate in my poll.