Friday, October 3, 2008

Lessons from the Forward

I have been reading the book How We Lived by Irving Howe and Kenneth Libo, thanks to actor Katy Rubin who leant me her copy.  

What a treasure trove!

I have taken copious notes but wanted to share this particular gem from The Forward, July 25, 1915:

4 Rules for Women
1) Don't say "I have nothing to worry about" just because you've already got a husband.
2) If your husband likes gefilte fish, don't shove fried fish down his throat and say: "You dope; you don't know what good is."
3) Don't neglect the cleanliness of your house and clothes just because your nextdooreker does it.
4)  If you've been cursed with growths of hair on your throat, cheeks or upper lip...don't forget that makes a bad impression.  Go immediately to your druggist and for one dollar buy Wonderstone.

Sound advice!

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