You and Yours; Practical Talks on Home Life

You and Yours; Practical Talks on Home Life

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...woman is almost certain to see the day when all her knowledge and expertness at housekeeping and cooking will be a valuable asset to her. The girl who marries, not knowing how to cook, will be a dreadful imposition on her husband, unless perhaps, she marries a millionaire. Many a marriage has been made a tragedy because of bad meals. And even the girl who does not marry, will need to know the art of cooking. What of the time when her mother comes to depend on her to take her place? Or suppose a brother turns to her for help when his wife has been taken? Every girl, no matter what her place or position, should know how to take hold and manage a home. I have known charming girls who considered it beneath them to bend to home tasks. Later on, as wives, it was a source of regret to them. No matter what our station in life, we do not know where its ups and downs may find us ten months or twelve years hence. Poor food or badly cooked meals may be the opening wedge which will split asunder marriage happiness. A hungry man with nothing palatable to satisfy his appetite, is in condition to find fault with everything. And fault finding usually ends in family discord, and too often in disaster. In conclusion, my dear young woman, I wish to say that your happiness here and your blessedness hereafter are bound up with your devotion and reverence for your parents. Your influence in the home and outside of it is incalculable. Indeed, it is not too much to say that society at large will be what you make it. If daughters were all they should be, the world would be a far better place to live in. A good girl is a good influence everywhere. What your influence should be in your own circle, you know better than I can tell you. Leave other girls, therefore, to their...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236574966
  • 9781236574961