Category Archives: Old Fashioned Living

Learn to Carry On

  “… Mrs. March got her wet things off, her warm slippers on, and sitting down in the easy chair, drew Amy to her lap, preparing to enjoy the happiest hour of her busy day. The girls flew about, trying to make things comfortable, each in her own way. Meg arranged the tea table, Jo […]

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The Red Sled

“I believe women come nearer fulfilling their God-given function in the home than anywhere else. It is a much nobler thing to be a good wife than to be Miss America. It is a greater achievement to establish a Christian home than it is to produce a second-rate novel filled with filth. It is a […]

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A Detailed Bread-Making Post 💝

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.” – James Beard The oven was hot and the fire, steady.  I propped open the cookstove door and tapped the top of the two bread loaves  baking nicely away- the crusted top of the loaves […]

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Hot Toast & Rose Petal Jelly

     “When the girl returned, some hours later, she carried a tray, with a cup of fragrant tea steaming on it; and a plate piled up with very hot buttered toast, cut thick, very brown on both sides, with the butter running through the holes in great golden drops, like honey from the honeycomb. […]

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My Mother Culture {Chair} & a Giveaway

Miss Mason says, “if mothers could learn to do for themselves, what they do for their children . . . we would have happier households. She recommends that mothers go out to play “. . . take a day, or a half a day, out in the fields, or with a favorite book, or in […]

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