My dad did it again — he scored a bound collection of 1953 House Beautiful magazines from Lincoln, Nebraska. I think all my bound collections that I’ve gotten from him have been from Lincoln; since I was born there, that’s kind of neat.
Anyway … I am heading out of town this weekend for the last hurrah before the school year begins; this time it is a mom and sis weekend in Pepin, Wisconsin. A little sun, a little eating, a little relaxation — all of it needed before the chaos of school begins again.
First up, let me present you with an ultra cool and modern view of a kitchen:
Oh, what I wouldn’t give to have counterspace like this. I figure this kitchen can serve a dual purpose: when it’s not in culinary use, it doubles as a place for family 50-yard dash races. I think if you called “Hello?” at this end, you’d hear an echo for sure.
My last post was about products you just don’t see anymore in today’s magazines. I found a couple of doozies in this collection.
The idea of a squeezable flask is a little surprising to me, probably because I’ve never used a flask and can’t imagine a situation where I’d actually want or need one. Just remember — this is “fine for the glove compartment.” Wow.
There’s nothing really funny or unusual about this next ad ….
… except that it’s for candles. When is the last time you’ve seen an ad for taper candles? That there’s a bygone era, I tell you. The Twistolites look nice, though. They really would make me feel special — just like the ad says!
Next up: are you wondering how to get your mother-in-law to hate you for good? Buy her some of these.
Just think of how delighted your mother-in-law would be when she peruses through a magazine and sees that you got her some earrings that were meant to alert people to a “snoopy old squaw.” Yikes.
And as long as you have cultivated hate from your mother-in-law, you might as well go the extra mile and get these for your spouse:
Seriously … sometimes there are no words.
After you’ve taken a few sips from your glove compartment flask on the way home from work and are feeling a little chatty, this next little invention should suit you juuuuust fine.
Was there ever shame in being a chain smoker? Apparently not. Let’s enable it!
That’s all for now … heading out of the Land of Corn in about two hours. Have a great weekend!